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There are two broad approaches to the research and teaching of second-language (L2) pronunciation—‘bottom-up’ and ‘top-down’—which roughly align with structural and communicative approaches to language teaching. A bottom-up approach, explicitly focusing on de-contextualised linguistic forms, is structuralist and predominated in the second half of t...
What is mirroring? Mirroring entails careful study of a video of an original "model" speaker of L2, including both verbal and non-verbal behavior, followed by a video recording of the L2 learner performing the same monologue or dialogue as the original speaker. Mirroring has been studied in a multi-phase "Mirroring Project," conducted at the Intern...
With the intent of researching the phenomenon of American English intonation to inform classroom practices, this study investigated the intonation of a TED Talk in a multi-layered approach – interpretatively, perceptually and acoustically (Vaissière, 2005). To identify the features produced in the monologic speech sample of a speaker of North Ameri...