Assessment in second language pronunciation

Okim Kang, April Ginther

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Abstract

Assessment in Second Language Pronunciation highlights the importance of pronunciation in the assessment of second language speaking proficiency. Leading researchers from around the world cover practical issues as well as theoretical principles, enabling the understanding and application of the theory involved in assessment in pronunciation. Key features of this book include: • Examination of key criteria in pronunciation assessment, including intelligibility, comprehensibility and accentedness; • Exploration of the impact of World Englishes and English as a Lingua Franca on pronunciation assessment; • Evaluation of the validity and reliability of testing, including analysis of scoring methodologies; • Discussion of current and future practice in assessing pronunciation via speech recognition technology. Assessment in Second Language Pronunciation is vital reading for students studying modules on pronunciation and language testing and assessment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages178
ISBN (Electronic)9781351692816
ISBN (Print)9781138856868
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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