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Accent, Identity, and a Fear of Loss?: ESL Students’ Perspectives
Because many theorists propose a connection between accent and identity, some theorists have justifiably been concerned about the ethical ramifications of L2 pronunciation teaching. However,Expand
Pronunciation learner autonomy: The potential of Automatic Speech Recognition
Abstract In pronunciation learning, students are often hampered in their attempts to study or practice autonomously by their limited abilities to monitor their speech for errors. Automatic SpeechExpand
ASR-based dictation practice for second language pronunciation improvement
Examination of two groups of learners in a pronunciation workshop indicates that dictation programs may be useful as a complement to face-to-face pronunciation teaching, especially if in-class time for pronunciation teaching is limited. Expand
Comparing Experiential Approaches: Structured Language Learning Experiences versus Conversation Partners for Changing Pre-Service Teacher Beliefs
Research has shown that language teachers’ beliefs are often difficult to change through education.  Experiential learning may help, but more research is needed to understand how experientialExpand
Effect of Audio vs. Video on Aural Discrimination of Vowels.
There was no statistically significant difference between the video and audio groups, and results show that reactions were more favorable to the video training. Expand
Learners’ Feedback Regarding ASR-based Dictation Practice for Pronunciation Learning
Although early ASR-based dictation programs were criticized for lack of accuracy and explicit feedback for L2 pronunciation practice, teachers and researchers have shown renewed interest. However,Expand
Learning to Use Systemic Functional Linguistics to Teach Literary Analysis: Views on the Effectiveness of a Short Professional Development Workshop
This chapter describes a two-hour professional development workshop carried out to introduce English language arts (ELA) teachers to SFG and show them ways to help their ELLs develop an ability to carry out systematic, language-based literary analyses that connect with research across the curriculum, thus addressing Common Core Standards. Expand