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VOLUME 30 • NUMBER 1 • 2018

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ABSTRACTS

2017-2018 CATESOL Board of Directors

Editors’ Note
Mark Roberge and Margi Wald

SPECIAL ISSUE: PRONUNCIATION

John M. Levis, Ana Wu, and Donna M. Brinton, Guest Editors

INTRODUCTION TO THE SPECIAL ISSUE

Pronunciation—Research Into Practice and Practice Into Research
John M. Levis and Ana Wu

Keywords: L2 pronunciation, pronunciation teaching, teaching materials, pronunciation features, research-teaching connections, intelligibility, teachers, learners, accent

FEATURE ARTICLES

Powerful and Effective Pronunciation Instruction: How Can We Achieve It?
Isabelle Darcy

Keywords: pronunciation instruction, perception, feedback, pedagogical priorities, curriculum integration

Embodied Pronunciation Learning: Research and Practice
Marsha J. Chan

Keywords: pronunciation, embodiment, gestures, movement, haptic

Integrating Pronunciation Into the English Language Curriculum: A Framework for Teachers
Alison McGregor and Marnie Reed

Keywords: pronunciation, English for Specific Purposes (ESP), curriculum design, international teaching assistants

An Advantage for Age? Self-Concept and Self-Regulation as Teachable Foundations
in Second Language Accent
Alene Moyer

Keywords: age of acquisition, pronunciation, self-concept, self-regulation, motivation

Native and Nonnative English-Speaking Teachers’ Expectations of Teacher’s Manuals
Accompanying General English and Pronunciation Skills Books
Sinem Sonsaat

Keywords: pronunciation teaching, teacher’s manual, teachers’ expectations, native English-speaking teacher (NEST), nonnative English-speaking teacher (NNEST)

Teaching High-Value Pronunciation Features: Contrastive Stress for Intermediate Learners
John M. Levis and Greta Muller Levis

Keywords: comprehensibility, contrastive stress, fluency, pronunciation teaching

Word Stress and Pronunciation Teaching in English as a Lingua Franca Contexts
Christine Lewis and David Deterding

Keywords: pronunciation, word stress, intelligibility, misunderstandings, English as a lingua franca (ELF)

High Variability Phonetic Training as a Bridge From Research to Practice
Taylor Anne Barriuso and Rachel Hayes-Harb

Keywords: High Variability Phonetic Training (HVPT), English as a second language, vowel perception, vowel production

SPECIAL ISSUE EXCHANGES

Choosing Technology Tools to Meet Pronunciation Teaching and Learning Goals
Marla Tritch Yoshida

Keywords: pronunciation, pronunciation teaching, pronunciation pedagogy, computer-assisted pronunciation teaching (CAPT), automatic speech recognition (ASR), apps for teaching, technology, (computer-assisted language learning (CALL)

Using a Study Circle Model to Improve Teacher Confidence and Proficiency
in Delivering Pronunciation Instruction in the Classroom
Andrea Echelberger, Suzanne Gilchrist McCurdy, and Betsy Parrish

Keywords: pronunciation instruction, study circle, professional development, adult ESL, ESL teachers, teacher learning

Reconsidering Assumptions of Beginner Teachers’ Needs:
An Examination of Commonly Used Pronunciation Textbooks
Erin Zimmerman

Keywords: pronunciation instruction, materials creation, textbooks, teacher’s manuals, novice teachers

Pronunciation Tutorials: Not Only Sounds, But Also Awareness of Self and Context
Shem Macdonald

Keywords: pronunciation, speaking, English as an additional language (EAL), ESL, EFL, oral communication, academic language, adult education, migrant education

How Well Can We Predict Second Language Learners’ Pronunciation Difficulties?
Murray J. Munro

Keywords: contrastive analysis, errors, pronunciation

Reconciling Theory and Practice
Donna M. Brinton

Keywords: contrastive/error analysis, intelligibility, self-concept, functional load, common core, multimodal learning

SPECIAL ISSUE REVIEWS

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PronPack 1-4: Pronunciation Workouts, Puzzles, Pairworks, Poems
Mark Hancock
Reviewed by Ellen Rosenfield

Beyond Repeat After Me: Teaching Pronunciation to English Learners
Marla Tritch Yoshida
Reviewed by Ivanne Deneroff

Pronunciation in the Classroom: The Overlooked Essential
Tamara Jones (Ed.)
Reviewed by Carolyn Quarterman

Teaching the Pronunciation of English: Focus on Whole Courses
John Murphy (Ed.)
Reviewed by Janet Goodwin

Investigating English Pronunciation: Trends and Directions
Jose A. Mompean and Jonás Fouz-González (Eds.)
Reviewed by Alif Silpachai

Pronunciation Bites (Blog Entries 2012-Present)
Marina Cantarutti
Reviewed by Barry D. Griner

REVIEWS

Jennifer Johnson, Editor

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Exploring Options in Academic Writing: Effective Vocabulary and Grammar Use
Jan Frodesen and Margi Wald
Reviewed by Megan M. Siczek

International Perspectives on English Language Teacher Education: Innovations From the Field
Thomas S. C. Farrell (Ed.)
Reviewed by Gina Covert Benavidez

Research Methods for Language Teaching: Inquiry, Process, and Synthesis
Netta Avineri
Reviewed by Samah Elbelazi and Lama Alharbi