Journal of Second Language Pronunciation

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 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
Sample issue: JSLP 3:1
John M. Levis | Iowa State University | JournalSLP at
Reviews Editor
Charles L. Nagle | Iowa State University
Editorial Assistant
Zoe Zawadzki | Iowa State University
Editorial Board
Michael Carey | University of the Sunshine Coast
Juli Cebrian | Autonomous University of Barcelona
Dustin Crowther | University of Hawaii
Tracey M. Derwing | University of Alberta & Simon Fraser University
Jonás Fouz-González | University of Murcia
Tetsuo Harada | Waseda University
Rachel Hayes-Harb | University of Utah
Amanda Huensch | University of Pittsburgh
Solène Inceoglu | Australian National University
Okim Kang | Northern Arizona University
Sara Kennedy | Concordia University
Romana Kopečková | Universität Münster
Ines A. Martin | United States Naval Academy
Joan Carles Mora | University de Barcelona
Murray J. Munro | Simon Fraser University
Mary 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
Pavel Trofimovich | Concordia University
Chunsheng Yang | University of Connecticut
Beth Zielinski | Macquarie University
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(Vols. 1‒7; 2015‒2021)
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2,550 pp.
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Volume 4 (2018) 2 issues; 300 pp. EUR 170.00 EUR 191.00
Volume 3 (2017) 2 issues; 300 pp. EUR 165.00 EUR 185.00
Volume 2 (2016) 2 issues; 300 pp. EUR 165.00 EUR 180.00
Volume 1 (2015) 2 issues; 300 pp. EUR 165.00 EUR 175.00

Volume 7 (2021)

Volume 6 (2020)

Volume 5 (2019)

Volume 4 (2018)

Volume 3 (2017)

Volume 2 (2016)

Volume 1 (2015)

Latest articles

13 May 2022

  • Acquisition of non-sibilant anterior English fricatives by adult second language learners
    Seth Wiener , Zhe Gao , Xiaomeng Li Zhiyi Wu
  • 28 April 2022

  • Jane Setter. 2021. Your voice speaks volumes
    Reviewed by Sylwia Scheuer
  • 25 April 2022

  • Listener perceptions of customer service agents’ performance : Do comprehensibility, accentedness, and fluency matter?
    Aki Tsunemoto , Mark McAndrews , Pavel Trofimovich Eric Friginal
  • Murray J. Munro. 2020. Applying Phonetics: Speech Science in Everyday Life
    Reviewed by John Levis
  • 24 February 2022

  • The longitudinal impact of self-reflection and integrated pronunciation instruction on L2 French learners’ production of /y/ and /u/
    Camille Meritan
  • 9 February 2022

  • Phonetic listen-and-repeat training alters 6–7-year-old children’s non-native vowel contrast production after one training session
    Katja Immonen , Paavo Alku Maija S. Peltola
  • 7 February 2022

  • R. Wayland (Ed.). 2021. Second Language Speech Learning: Theoretical and Empirical Progress
    Reviewed by Juli Cebrian
  • 19 January 2022

  • Native and nonnative authors in L2 pronunciation
    John M. Levis | JSLP 7:3 (2021) pp. 307–314
  • 30 November 2021

  • Individual variation in acquisition of voicing contrasts by classroom learners of French
    Amy E. Hutchinson Olga Dmitrieva | JSLP 7:3 (2021) pp. 408–434
  • Difficulties understanding L2 speech due to discourse- versus word-level elements
    Sara Kennedy | JSLP 7:3 (2021) pp. 315–342
  • 23 November 2021

  • Phonological features that predict accentedness, comprehensibility, and perceived teaching suitability in Arizona K-12 teachers
    Meghan Kerry Moran
  • 19 October 2021

  • John Hodgetts. 2020. Pronunciation Instruction in English for Academic Purposes
    Reviewed by Gemma Archer | JSLP 7:3 (2021) pp. 467–471
  • M. Hancock. 2020. Mark Hancock’s 50 Tips for Teaching Pronunciation
    Reviewed by Dan Frost | JSLP 7:3 (2021) pp. 472–475
  • 21 September 2021

  • L2 pronunciation research and teaching : The importance of many languages
    John Levis | JSLP 7:2 (2021) pp. 141–153
  • 4 August 2021

  • Assessing the state of the art in longitudinal L2 pronunciation research : Trends and future directions
    Charles L. Nagle | JSLP 7:2 (2021) pp. 154–182
  • 27 July 2021

  • The interplay of proficiency and study abroad experience on the prosody of L2 speech acts
    Okim Kang , Alyssa Kermad Naoko Taguchi | JSLP 7:3 (2021) pp. 343–369
  • Task engagement and comprehensibility in interaction : Moving from what second language speakers say to what they do
    Pavel Trofimovich , Oguzhan Tekin Kim McDonough | JSLP 7:3 (2021) pp. 435–461
  • 11 March 2021

  • Perception of American English consonants /v/ and /w/ by Hindi speakers of English
    Vikas Grover , Valerie L. Shafer , Luca Campanelli , D. H. Whalen Erika S. Levy | JSLP 7:3 (2021) pp. 370–407
  • 4 March 2021

  • Speech language pathologists’ beliefs and knowledge-base for providing pronunciation instruction : A critical survey
    J. A. Foote R. I. Thomson | JSLP 7:2 (2021) pp. 240–264
  • Punching through the barrier : Using gesture to activate productive oral vocabulary
    Bianca Mister , Amanda Baker Honglin Chen | JSLP 7:2 (2021) pp. 265–290
  • 2 March 2021

  • Nigel G. Ward. 2019. Prosodic Patterns in English Conversation
    Reviewed by Martha C. Pennington | JSLP 7:2 (2021) pp. 296–301
  • 8 February 2021

  • Paul CarleyInger M. Mees. 2020. American English phonetics and pronunciation practice
    Reviewed by Paul John | JSLP 7:1 (2021) pp. 130–134
  • Anna Jarosz. 2019. English Pronunciation in L2 Instruction: The Case of Secondary School Learners
    Reviewed by Tamara Jones | JSLP 7:1 (2021) pp. 135–139
  • Pekka Lintunen, Maarit MuttaPauliina Peltonen (Eds.). 2019. Fluency in L2 learning and use
    Reviewed by Jimin Kahng | JSLP 7:1 (2021) pp. 121–124
  • D. Smakman. 2020. Clear English pronunciation: A practical guide
    Reviewed by Lara Wallace | JSLP 7:2 (2021) pp. 291–295
  • 28 January 2021

  • Teacher cognition of pronunciation teaching : The techniques teachers use and why
    Graeme Couper | JSLP 7:2 (2021) pp. 212–239
  • 19 January 2021

  • Kristýna Červinková PoesováKlára Uličná. 2019. Becoming a Pronunciation Teacher
    Reviewed by Leticia Quesada Vázquez | JSLP 7:3 (2021) pp. 462–466
  • 18 January 2021

  • L. Plonsky. 2020. Professional development in applied linguistics: A guide to success for graduate students and early career faculty
    Reviewed by Tracey M. Derwing | JSLP 7:2 (2021) pp. 302–306
  • 8 January 2021

  • Productive phonological bootstrapping in early EFL of 4th-graders in German primary schools
    Teresa Kieseier | JSLP 7:2 (2021) pp. 183–211
  • Is giving better than receiving? The effects of peer and teacher feedback on L2 pronunciation skills
    Ines A. Martin Lieselotte Sippel | JSLP 7:1 (2021) pp. 62–88
  • Guidelines

    1. Authors wishing to submit articles for publication in JSLP are requested to do so through the journal’s online submission and manuscript tracking site. All other inquiries should be directed towards the editors by e-mailing the journal at: JournalSLP at
    2. Submissions should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th edition. Submissions that do not follow the APA style or that do not correspond to the focus of JSLP will be returned to authors without review.
    3. Contributions must be in English. Spelling should be either American English or British English and should be consistent throughout the paper. It is always advisable to have the paper checked by an experienced writer prior to submission.
    4. All articles published in this journal are double-blind peer reviewed. Self-identifying citations and references in the article text should typically be avoided or left blank when manuscripts are first submitted. Authors are responsible for reinserting self-identifying citations and references when manuscripts are prepared for final submission.
    5. For initial submission, authors should submit their MANUSCRIPT in electronic form in Word only, double-spaced with 3 cm/1 inch margins. While submitting the manuscript, authors must provide a concise and informative title of the article; the name, affiliation, and address of each author; a self-contained abstract in English (100-150 words) that should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references, and five to ten keywords to be used for indexing purposes.
    6. Submissions should be approximately 8,500 words long, including references and appendices.
    7. Upon acceptance, the author will be requested to furnish the FINAL VERSION in electronic form (Word).
    8. Authors are responsible for observing copyright laws when quoting or reproducing material. The copyright of articles published in JLSP is held by the publisher. Permission for the author to use the article elsewhere will be granted by the publisher provided full acknowledgement is given to the source.
    9. Authors should provide the final version of the 100-150 word abstract in English.
    10. Papers should be reasonably divided into sections and, if appropriate, subsections. The headings of these subsections should be numbered in Arabic numerals (1.; 1.1.; 1.1.1.). Authors are advised not to use more than three levels of displayed headings.
    11. Line drawings (FIGURES) should be submitted as reproducible originals. They should be numbered consecutively, and appropriate captions should be provided. Reference to any FIGURES should be given in the appropriate place where they should appear.
    12. TABLES should be numbered consecutively and should be referred to in the main text. TABLES should be created with Word’s table function, not as spreadsheets.
    13. NOTES should appear as ENDNOTES and should be concise, kept to a minimum, and numbered consecutively throughout the paper.
      REFERENCES in the text should be formatted according to APA style.
    14. Authors are kindly requested to check their manuscripts very carefully before submission in order to avoid delays in publication. The first author will receive a PDF file with page proofs for final correction. One set must be returned with corrections by the dates determined by the publication schedule. Any author’s alterations other than typographical corrections in the page proofs may be charged to the author.
    15. Authors of main articles will receive a complimentary copy of the issue in which their paper appears.
    16. Manuscripts should be submitted through the journal’s online submission and manuscript tracking site.

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