Sinem Sonsaat

Sinem Sonsaat
Iowa State University | ISU · Department of English

Doctor of Philosophy

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August 2013 - present
Iowa State University
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In Second Language Pronunciation: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Teaching, a team of distinguished researchers and educators delivers an incisive and practical approach to evidence-based pronunciation instruction in second language classrooms. Developed for language teachers who want to incorporate and implement the most effective pedagogica...
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The global pandemic caused a storm of cancellations of professional conferences and professional travel, but the storm has also had technological silver linings in opportunities for professional development including greater numbers of webinars, virtual conferences, and new uses of videoconferencing. We expect that many of these new expansions of p...
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A recurring question for researchers in any field concerns the best place to submit their research. This is also true of L2 pronunciation research. In this paper, we look at journals that have repeatedly published pronunciation research over the past decade. Publication venues include specialist journals that focus on speech, general second languag...
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The type of voice model used in Computer Assisted Pronunciation Instruction is a crucial factor in the quality of practice and the amount of uptake by language learners. As an example, prior research indicates that second-language learners are more likely to succeed when they imitate a speaker with a voice similar to their own, a so-called “golden...
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In this paper, we introduce L2-ARCTIC, a speech corpus of non-native English that is intended for research in voice conversion, accent conversion, and mispronunciation detection. This initial release includes recordings from ten non-native speakers of English whose first languages (L1s) are Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, and Arabic, each L1 cont...
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This study explores native and nonnative English-speaking teachers' expectations of teacher's manuals accompanying general English skills books and pronunciation teaching books, as well as their impressionistic evaluation of a printed and online teacher's manual. The study has a mixed-methods design incorporating an online survey and 2 interviews....
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Many teachers are sometimes reluctant to teach pronunciation since they find it more challenging compared to other language skills. These teachers mostly express a lack of confidence in teaching pronunciation because of not having pedagogical training in pronunciation teaching (Foote, Holtby, & Derwing, 2011), or because of not having sufficient an...
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In English language teaching, the qualities of native English-speaking teachers (NEST) versus non-native English-speaking teachers (NNEST) have long been discussed (e.g., Braine, 1999, 2010; Canagarajah, 1999; Cook, 1999, 2005). A common assumption is that students prefer nativeness in a language teacher due largely to their beliefs about innatenes...
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Both native and nonnative language teachers often find pronunciation a difficult skill to teach because of inadequate training or uncertainty about the effectiveness of instruction. But nonnative language teachers may also see themselves as inadequate models for pronunciation, leading to increased uncertainty about whether they should teach pronunc...
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Pronunciation is increasingly popular in professional conferences where sessions are often filled to overflowing. Similarly, pronunciation materials today show up in a wide variety of sources. Baker and Murphy (2011) tell us that “the past decade has witnessed an explosion in the number of … classroom textbooks; teacher’s manuals; classroom-based r...
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