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The effects of perception- vs. production-based pronunciation instruction

Lee, B; Plonsky, L; Saito, K; (2020) The effects of perception- vs. production-based pronunciation instruction. System , 88 , Article 102185. 10.1016/j.system.2019.102185. Green open access

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Abstract

While research has shown that provision of explicit pronunciation instruction (PI) is facilitative of various aspects of second language (L2) speech learning (Thomson & Derwing, 2015), a growing number of scholars have begun to examine which type of instruction can best impact on acquisition. In the current study, we explored the effects of perception- vs. production-based methods of PI among tertiary-level Japanese students of English. Participants (N = 115) received two weeks of instruction on either segmental or suprasegmental features of English, using either a perception- or a production-based method, with progress assessed in a pre/post/delayed posttest study design. Although all four treatment groups demonstrated major gains in pronunciation accuracy, performance varied considerably across groups and over time. A close examination of our findings suggested that perception-based training may be the more effective training method across both segmental and suprasegmental features.

Type: Article
Title: The effects of perception- vs. production-based pronunciation instruction
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.system.2019.102185
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.system.2019.102185
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: L2 pronunciation, Pronunciation instruction, Perception-based instruction, Production-based instruction, English as a foreign language
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10092628
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