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April 29 - Pronunciation: The role of the listener

In pronunciation we focus almost exclusively on our learner’s speech. In recent years, it has become accepted that pronunciation should focus on intelligibility rather than achieving a native-like accent. However, intelligibility is a two-way street. Issues such as familiarity, attitudes, beliefs, speaking conditions, and language background can all impact how well a message is understood by a listener. This presentation will discuss issues that affect how a message is received by listeners, and how to help learners in dealing with communication break downs.

Presenter: Dr. Jennifer A. Foote is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada. She researches second language pronunciation and is especially interested in issues around instructor and learner beliefs related to pronunciation instruction, as well as the role of ethics in pronunciation instruction.

April 29, 2022

PD 5:00 - 6:00 MST | Online Event


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