Edited by Anastazija Kirkova-Naskova, Alice Henderson and Jonás Fouz-González
[AILA Applied Linguistics Series 19] 2021
► pp. 147–172
The purpose of this chapter is to present the results of a study that examined types of pronunciation learning strategies (PLSs) used by high- (HA) and low-achieving (LA) L2 pronunciation learners. The participants completed six different tasks and an open-ended questionnaire eliciting the participants’ PLSs deployed for a specific task. Subsequently, the individuals were tested following the same instructions but different content in order to designate high- and low-achievers on particular tasks. The results revealed a considerable divergence in the strategy choice for different tasks and a frequent use of strategy chains in both HA and LA groups. Pedagogical practices informed by these findings are suggested in order to better support effective strategy use by L2 pronunciation learners.