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System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics Vol. 32, No. 4 (December 2004) pp. 539–552
Computer-based training can be effective in improving second language learners' perceptions and productions of segmental speech contrasts. However, because most previous studies have addressed specific theoretical problems in speech learning, an...
TESOL Quarterly Vol. 39, No. 3 (September 2005) pp. 379–397
Empirical studies are essential to improving our understanding of the relationship between accent and pronunciation teaching. However, the study of pronunciation has been marginalized within the field of applied linguistics. As a result, teachers...
Modeling Perceptions of the Accentedness and Comprehensibility of L2 Speech: The Role of Speaking Rate
Studies in Second Language Acquisition Vol. 23, No. 4 (2001) pp. 451–68
A study observed a significant curvilinear relationship between speaking rates and accentedness and comprehensibility judgments of utterances produced by users from a variety of first language backgrounds. A second study manipulated rates with...
TESOL Quarterly Vol. 34, No. 3 (2000) pp. 592–603
Reports data pertaining to the fundamental question about popular speech recognition software for English as a Second language: To what extent can the software recognize learner language? Based on findings that the software fails to recognize...