Journal of Second Language Pronunciation

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ORCID logoJohn M. Levis | Iowa State University | JournalSLP at
Reviews Editor
ORCID logoCharlie Nagle | The University of Texas at Austin
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
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Latest articles

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
  • 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
  • 1 November 2022

  • Teaching segmentals and suprasegmentals : Effects of explicit pronunciation instruction on comprehensibility, fluency, and accentedness
    Joshua Gordon Isabelle Darcy | JSLP 8:2 (2022) pp. 168–195
  • Marnie Reed Tamara Jones (Editors). 2022. Listening in the classroom: Teaching students how to listen
    Reviewed by Suzanne Graham | JSLP 8:3 (2022) pp. 448–452
  • John M. Levis , Tracey M. Derwing Sinem Sonsaat-Hegelheimer (Eds.). 2022. Second language pronunciation: Bridging the gap between research and teaching
    Reviewed by Lieselotte Sippel | JSLP 8:3 (2022) pp. 453–458
  • 13 October 2022

  • Perception and production training effects on production of English lexical schwa by young Spanish learners
    Esther Gómez-Lacabex , Francisco Gallardo-del-Puerto Jian Gong | JSLP 8:2 (2022) pp. 196–217
  • 29 September 2022

  • Disentangling professional competence and foreign accent
    Cesar Teló , Pavel Trofimovich Mary Grantham O’Brien | JSLP 8:3 (2022) pp. 413–443
  • 13 September 2022

  • Assimilation patterns predict L2 identification accuracy of English initial consonants
    Camilla Søballe Horslund Ocke-Schwen Bohn | JSLP 8:2 (2022) pp. 218–247
  • 6 September 2022

  • I hear you, I see you, I know who you are : Attitudes towards ethnolinguistically marked French Lx speech in a traditionally homogeneous city
    Suzie Beaulieu , Kristin Reinke , Adéla Šebková Leif Michael French | JSLP 8:2 (2022) pp. 279–303
  • 19 August 2022

  • Adam Brown . 2022. Activities and Exercises for Teaching English Pronunciation
    Reviewed by Elina Tergujeff | JSLP 8:3 (2022) pp. 444–447
  • 12 August 2022

  • Revisiting the role of age in second language speech acquisition
    Andrew H. Lee | JSLP 8:2 (2022) pp. 248–278
  • 2 August 2022

  • JSLP’s Editorial Advisory Board
    John M. Levis | JSLP 8:1 (2022) pp. 1–12
  • 19 July 2022

  • Rethinking pronunciation posttesting
    Charles Nagle | JSLP 8:2 (2022) pp. 161–167
  • 11 July 2022

  • The acquisition of L2 Spanish intonation : An analysis based on features
    Covadonga Sánchez-Alvarado | JSLP 8:1 (2022) pp. 40–67
  • 7 July 2022

  • C. Yang (ed.). 2021. The acquisition of Chinese as a Second Language pronunciation: Segments and prosody
    Reviewed by Wei Zhang | JSLP 8:1 (2022) pp. 155–159
  • 24 June 2022

  • Gaëlle Planchenault Livia Poljak (Eds). 2021. Pragmatics of Accents
    Reviewed by Alene Moyer | JSLP 8:2 (2022) pp. 309–314
  • 17 June 2022

  • Acquisition of non-native vowel duration contrasts through classroom education : Perception and production affected differently
    Antti Saloranta Leena Maria Heikkola
  • 31 May 2022

  • Anastazija Kirkova-Naskova , Alice Henderson Jonás Fouz-Gonzáles (eds.). 2021. English Pronunciation Instruction: Research-based Insights
    Reviewed by Martha C. Pennington | JSLP 8:2 (2022) pp. 304–308
  • 13 May 2022

  • Acquisition of non-sibilant anterior English fricatives by adult second language learners
    Seth Wiener , Zhe Gao , Xiaomeng Li Zhiyi Wu | JSLP 8:1 (2022) pp. 68–94
  • 28 April 2022

  • Jane Setter . 2021. Your voice speaks volumes
    Reviewed by Sylwia Scheuer | JSLP 8:2 (2022) pp. 315–318
  • 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 | JSLP 8:1 (2022) pp. 149–154
  • 24 February 2022

  • The longitudinal impact of self-reflection and integrated pronunciation instruction on L2 French learners’ production of /y/ and /u/
    Camille Meritan | JSLP 8:1 (2022) pp. 116–143
  • 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 | JSLP 8:1 (2022) p. 95
  • 7 February 2022

  • R. Wayland (Ed.). 2021. Second Language Speech Learning: Theoretical and Empirical Progress
    Reviewed by Juli Cebrian | JSLP 8:1 (2022) pp. 144–148
  • 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 | JSLP 8:1 (2022) pp. 13–39
  • 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
  • Issues

    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
    Zoë 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
    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 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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