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Book: The Multimodal Context of Phonological Learning

Chapter: Multimodal Foundations of Pronunciation Teaching and Learning

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.46495


Chapter 7 emphasizes that multimodal input in phonological teaching and learning is not a recent concept. It is among several issues in the field that can be found in the writings of Daniel Jones from the early 1900s. Jones was also an advocate of the importance of intelligibility as the goal of language learning, and the development of positive attitudes toward accents. These concepts form part of a recommended foundation for teacher education, which should also address pre- and in-service teachers’ concerns, such as insufficient confidence and training to teach pronunciation, among others.

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