15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)
The paper starts with a critical review of empirical studies on the role of explicit instruction in pronunciation. Then it reports on the preliminary results of the author's investigations into the effectiveness of a specially designed 12-week pronunciation programme exploring the role of metacompetence in the acquisition of foreign language phonology. The study demonstrates patterns of change in oral performance and perception on pre-test/post-test measures and verifies the hypothesis that conscious knowledge of phonological processes leads to the formation of mental representations and facilitates self-organisation of a new phonological system as predicted by acquisition models formulated within the framework of Natural Phonology.
Bibliographic reference. Wrembel, Magdalena (2003): "An empirical study on the role of metacompetence in the acquisition of foreign language phonology", In ICPhS-15, 985-988.