Journal of Second Language Pronunciation

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ORCID logoJohn M. Levis | Iowa State University | JournalSLP at
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ORCID logoJoshua Gordon | University of Northern Iowa

The Journal of Second Language Pronunciation is a scholarly journal devoted to research into the acquisition, perception, production, teaching, assessment, and description of prosodic and segmental pronunciation of second languages in all contexts of learning. The journal encourages research that connects theory and practice, enhances our understanding of L2 phonological learning processes, and provides connections between L2 pronunciation and other areas of applied linguistics such as pragmatics, CALL, and speech perception.
The Journal publishes papers in four main areas: experimental, instructed, and naturalistic research about second language pronunciation; review articles that synthesize research perspectives of key pronunciation issues from different disciplines; teaching-oriented papers detailing successful practices and research-based instruction; and invited reviews of technology and books focused on second language pronunciation.
Contributions focusing on empirical research will represent all portions of the methodological spectrum including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods studies. The journal invites papers on topics such as intelligibility and comprehensibility, accent, phonological acquisition, the use of technology (such as automatic speech recognition, text-to-speech, and CAPT), spoken language assessment, the social impact of L2 pronunciation, the ethics of pronunciation teaching, pronunciation acquisition in less commonly taught languages, speech perception and its relationship to speech production, and other topics.

The Journal of Second Language Pronunciation publishes its articles Online First.

ISSN: 2215-1931 | E-ISSN: 2215-194X
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Latest articles

11 March 2024

  • Di Liu , Tamara Jones Marnie Reed . 2022. Phonetics in Language Teaching
    Reviewed by Ingrid Mora-Plaza | JSLP 9:3 (2023) pp. 384–389
  • 6 February 2024

  • A principled approach to teaching German lexical stress assignment
    Paulina Maczuga , Johannes Knaus Mary Grantham O’Brien
  • Dialect-specificity and learners’ L2 perceptual resilience after study abroad
    Elena Schoonmaker-Gates | JSLP 9:3 (2023) pp. 362–383
  • 29 January 2024

  • Bottom’s up for listening : The effect of pronunciation instruction on L2 listening comprehension
    Elizabeth M. Kissling | JSLP 9:3 (2023) pp. 323–331
  • Crash modules to help Persians speak more intelligible and comprehensible English, emphasizing either production or perception of either sounds or melodies
    Vincent J. van Heuven Mahmood Yenkimaleki | JSLP 9:3 (2023) pp. 289–301
  • 23 January 2024

  • The pedagogy of training Chinese students’ intonation online
    Yan Jiang Dorothy M. Chun | JSLP 9:3 (2023) pp. 332–339
  • 19 January 2024

  • Pedagogical decisions in the teaching of segmentals and suprasegmentals
    Joshua Gordon Isabelle Darcy
  • 15 January 2024

  • A closer look at the Supra Tutor’s prosody lessons and the pedagogical and technological rationale behind them
    Edna F. Lima | JSLP 9:3 (2023) pp. 350–361
  • 11 January 2024

  • Teaching contrastive stress to lower-proficiency learners
    John M. Levis | JSLP 9:3 (2023) pp. 302–311
  • A pedagogical note on teaching L2 prosody and speech sounds using hand gestures
    Peng Li , Florence Baills , Charlotte Alazard-Guiu , Lorraine Baqué Pilar Prieto | JSLP 9:3 (2023) pp. 340–349
  • The pedagogy for teaching suprasegmental features
    Esmat Shamsi Hossein Bozorgian | JSLP 9:3 (2023) pp. 312–322
  • The effectiveness of pronunciation instruction : Unanswered questions
    John Levis | JSLP 9:2 (2023) pp. 161–166
  • 8 January 2024

  • Teaching prosody in research studies : How researchers make decisions about pedagogy in research studies
    John M. Levis | JSLP 9:3 (2023) pp. 285–288
  • 21 November 2023

  • Teaching perspectives : German
    Ines Martin Carolin Jolitz | JSLP 9:3 (2023) pp. 390–397
  • Listening to the “noise” in the data : The critical importance of individual differences in second-language speech
    Murray J. Munro | JSLP 9:2 (2023) pp. 192–207
  • SAIT 汉语 (SAIT Hanyu) : A pronunciation training app for second language Chinese learners
    Bihua Chen | JSLP 9:3 (2023) pp. 398–404
  • Veronica G. Sardegna Anna Jarosz . 2023. English Pronunciation Teaching: Theory, Practice and Research Findings
    Reviewed by Gemma Archer | JSLP 9:2 (2023) pp. 279–283
  • Okim Kang , David O. Johnson Alyssa Kermad . 2022. Second Language Prosody and Computer Modeling
    Reviewed by Erika Latham | JSLP 9:2 (2023) pp. 274–278
  • Moymer . 2022. Falou
    Reviewed by Sadi Phillips | JSLP 9:2 (2023) pp. 269–273
  • Teaching perspectives : French
    Camille Meritan Solène Inceoglu | JSLP 9:2 (2023) pp. 263–268
  • 17 November 2023

  • Effects of orthography and cognate status on second language Spanish lexical encoding
    Victoria Farrell Danielle Daidone | JSLP 9:2 (2023) pp. 167–191
  • 26 September 2023

  • V. G. Sardgena A. Jarosz (Eds.). 2022. Theoretical and practical developments in English speech assessment, research, and training: Studies in honour of Ewa Waniek-Klimczak
    Reviewed by Joshua Gordon | JSLP 9:1 (2023) pp. 134–138
  • 25 September 2023

  • Is seeing believing? The role of ultrasound tongue imaging and oral corrective feedback in L2 pronunciation development
    Lara Bryfonski | JSLP 9:1 (2023) pp. 103–129
  • 25 August 2023

  • The characteristics and effects of peer feedback on second language pronunciation
    Yuhui Huang , Andrew H. Lee Susan Ballinger | JSLP 9:1 (2023) pp. 47–70
  • Recent dissertations on L2 pronunciation
    John M. Levis Zoë Zawadzki | JSLP 9:1 (2023) pp. 1–19
  • 20 July 2023

  • Explicit pronunciation instruction in the second language classroom : An acoustic analysis of German final devoicing
    James M. Stratton | JSLP 9:1 (2023) p. 71
  • 2 June 2023

  • Dorothy M. Chun | JSLP 9:1 (2023) pp. 139–150
  • 31 March 2023

  • Teaching perspectives : Spanish
    Danielle Daidone Charlie Nagle | JSLP 9:1 (2023) pp. 151–160
  • Reconceptualizing the (book) review
    Charlie Nagle | JSLP 9:1 (2023) pp. 130–133
  • 7 March 2023

  • Whose input matters? The influence of socially-differentiated input sources in adult Lx phonetic learning
    Rachel Hayes-Harb , Shannon L. Barrios Alayo Tripp | JSLP 8:3 (2022) pp. 363–388
  • 9 February 2023

  • Long-term effects of peer and teacher feedback on L2 pronunciation
    Ines A. Martin Lieselotte Sippel | JSLP 9:1 (2023) pp. 20–46
  • 20 January 2023

  • Comprehensibility improvements in integrated pronunciation instruction : A comparison of instructional methods and task effects
    Isabelle Darcy Brian Rocca | JSLP 8:3 (2022) pp. 328–362
  • 17 January 2023

  • New directions in pronunciation research : Previous research as primary data
    John M. Levis Zoë Zawadzki | JSLP 8:3 (2022) pp. 319–327
  • 24 November 2022

  • Effects of explicit phonetics instruction and a podcasting project on L2 Spanish vowel quality production
    Alyssa Martoccio | JSLP 8:3 (2022) pp. 389–412
  • IssuesOnline-first articles

    Volume 9 (2023)

    Volume 8 (2022)

    Volume 7 (2021)

    Volume 6 (2020)

    Volume 5 (2019)

    Volume 4 (2018)

    Volume 3 (2017)

    Volume 2 (2016)

    Volume 1 (2015)

    Editorial Assistant
    ORCID logoZoë Zawadzki | Iowa State University
    Editorial Board
    Michael Carey | University of the Sunshine Coast
    ORCID logoJuli Cebrian | Autonomous University of Barcelona
    ORCID logoDustin Crowther | University of Hawaii
    ORCID logoTracey M. Derwing | University of Alberta & Simon Fraser University
    ORCID logoJonás Fouz-González | University of Murcia
    ORCID logoJoshua Gordon | University of Northern Iowa
    Tetsuo Harada | Waseda University
    ORCID logoRachel Hayes-Harb | University of Utah
    ORCID logoAmanda Huensch | University of Pittsburgh
    ORCID logoSolène Inceoglu | Australian National University
    ORCID logoOkim Kang | Northern Arizona University
    ORCID logoSara Kennedy | Concordia University
    ORCID logoRomana Kopečková | Universität Münster
    ORCID logoInes A. Martin | United States Naval Academy
    ORCID logoJoan Carles Mora | University de Barcelona
    ORCID logoMurray J. Munro | Simon Fraser University
    ORCID logoCharlie Nagle | University of Texas Austin
    ORCID logoMary Grantham O’Brien | University of Calgary
    Arkadiusz Rojczyk | University of Silesia
    Kazuya Saito | Birkbeck College, University of London
    Sinem Sonsaat-Hegelheimer | Iowa State University
    Ron I. Thomson | Brock University
    ORCID logoPavel Trofimovich | Concordia University
    Chunsheng Yang | University of Connecticut
    ORCID logoBeth Zielinski | Macquarie University
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      Main BIC Subject

      CFDC: Language acquisition

      Main BISAC Subject

      FOR000000: FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General