Publication details [#55323]

Saito, Kazuya. 2011. Examining the role of explicit phonetic instruction in native-like and comprehensible pronunciation development: an instructed SLA approach to L2 phonology. Language Awareness 20 (1) : 45–59.
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Language as a subject
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This study explores the impact of explicit phonetic instruction on the English as a second language pronunciation of Japanese students both in terms of accentedness and comprehensibility. Results suggest that explicit instruction significantly influenced comprehensibility (in the sentence-reading task), but yielded no foreign accent reduction.