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Role of Instruction in Development of Second Language Sound Systems
Oct 22, 2018

By Misaki Kato, CASLS Fellow

A language's sound system is an essential part of its grammar. In order to be proficient in a language, a speaker needs to know what kinds of sounds are used in the language and how they are combined with one another to form a word, phrase, or sentence. A growing number of researchers acknowledge that learners’ pronunciation is often responsible for communication breakdown, and advocate for the need to integrate pronunciation instructi...Read more

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