Volume 4, Issue 2
  • ISSN 2215-1931
  • E-ISSN: 2215-194X
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This issue addresses the intersection of technology and pronunciation, discussing past, current and future uses of technology, the use of technology for researching L2 pronunciation, for training instructors, and for teaching learners. Technology is put forth as an essential and interconnected element of second language pronunciation. The topic grew out of the 8th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching conference, held in August 2016 in Calgary, Alberta.


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  • Article Type: Editorial
Keyword(s): ASR; feedback; gesture; HVPT; pedagogy; pronunciation; technology; visualization
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