Disentangling Research on Study Abroad and Pronunciation: Methodological and Programmatic Considerations

dc.contributor.author Nagle, Charles
dc.contributor.author Morales-Front, Alfonso
dc.contributor.author Nagle, Charles
dc.contributor.author Moorman, Colleen
dc.contributor.author Sanz, Cristina
dc.contributor.department World Languages and Cultures
dc.date 2018-02-18T05:09:48.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T05:46:31Z
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dc.date.copyright Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2016
dc.date.issued 2016-07-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Despite intuitive and theoretically motivated claims that Study Abroad (SA) is an optimal environment for language development, including pronunciation gains, research on its effectiveness has produced contradictory results. Furthermore, there is little known about short-term study abroad programs, where matriculation numbers are increasing faster than ever before. This chapter analyzes pre- and post-SA oral production data from 18 advanced learners of Spanish, focusing on stop consonants (/p, t, k, b, d, g/). Development was defined in terms of voice onset time for /p, t, k/ and a 5-point lenition measure for /b, d, g/. Learners produced significantly shorter VOT values after the SA program, though there was not a similar improvement in lenition score. Therefore, the intensive, six-week SA experience yielded substantial gains in L2 pronunciation for these advanced learners of Spanish. Results are discussed in light of advances in both research methodology and study abroad program design.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This is a chapter from <em>Handbook of Research on Study Abroad Programs and Outward Mobility </em>(2016). Posted with permission.</p>
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dc.source.uri 10.4018/978-1-5225-0169-5
dc.subject.disciplines Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education
dc.subject.disciplines Higher Education
dc.subject.disciplines Language and Literacy Education
dc.title Disentangling Research on Study Abroad and Pronunciation: Methodological and Programmatic Considerations
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