Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching 2019

Country: USA

City: Flagstaff

Abstr. due: 15.04.2019

Dates: 12.09.19 — 14.09.19

Area Of Sciences: Humanities;

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Organizing comittee e-mail: okim.kang@nau.edu

Organizers: Northern Arizona University

 

The 11th annual Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT) Conference will be held September 12-14, 2019 at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. PSLLT is an annual meeting that brings together language teachers and researchers who share an interest in second language pronunciation.

As we work to advance the field of L2 pronunciation teaching and learning, we look to interdisciplinary fields that have guided advancements in the teaching of other aspects of language learning. We can see that interdisciplinary fields such as corpus linguistics, pragmatics, instructed SLA, interpersonal communication, and assessment have served to inform and shape major changes in the areas of vocabulary and grammar instruction. However, these interdisciplinary fields have engaged less with pronunciation teaching and learning and thus deserve much more attention. At the same time, since less research in these fields focused on pronunciation teaching and learning, specialists within L2 pronunciation may be less familiar with advancements in these areas. Thus, we see the interdisciplinary engagement as needing to happen both ways: first, within the field of L2 pronunciation teaching and learning, applied linguists working in this area need to be familiarized with the new literature in these areas. Second, the experts within these interdisciplinary fields need to be aware of distinctive issues within pronunciation teaching and learning and be encouraged to produce new research in this area. To these ends, we hope that by bringing together core researchers in various disciplines at PSLLT 2019, we can embrace the spirit of interdisciplinarity by informing expert and novice researchers and teachers across fields to be inclusive of each other’s work through recognition, practice, or research.

Conference Web-Site: https://psllt2019nau.wordpress.com/