Introduction

Okim Kang, April Ginther

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Abstract

The assessment of second language (L2) speaking proficiency has been of central interest to researchers in Applied Linguistics since the first discussions of communicative competence (Hymes, 1972; Canale & Swain, 1980); however, research on pronunciation, once marginalized in part due to its association with discrete aspects of oral production (Lado, 1961, 1964), is now emerging as a revitalized field of inquiry with its own important implications and concerns. Part of this resurgence can be attributed to a shift in focus from perceptions of accentedness to broader aspects of performance, primarily intelligibility and comprehensibility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAssessment in Second Language Pronunciation
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages1-7
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781351692816
ISBN (Print)9781138856868
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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communicative competence
speaking
linguistics
language
performance
Intelligibility
Oral Production
Language
Communicative Competence
Comprehensibility
Proficiency
Resurgence
Applied Linguistics

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

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Kang, O., & Ginther, A. (2017). Introduction. In Assessment in Second Language Pronunciation (pp. 1-7). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315170756

Introduction. / Kang, Okim; Ginther, April.

Assessment in Second Language Pronunciation. Taylor and Francis, 2017. p. 1-7.

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Kang, O & Ginther, A 2017, Introduction. in Assessment in Second Language Pronunciation. Taylor and Francis, pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315170756
Kang O, Ginther A. Introduction. In Assessment in Second Language Pronunciation. Taylor and Francis. 2017. p. 1-7 https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315170756
Kang, Okim ; Ginther, April. / Introduction. Assessment in Second Language Pronunciation. Taylor and Francis, 2017. pp. 1-7
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