15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)
We present a methodological approach which takes into consideration
the quantity and quality of language input the student encounters so
that EFL instructors may choose the appropriate English pronunciation
model. We have analyzed the language input in an EFL class at the university
level. Our evidence shows that learners are exposed to a pronunciation
standard (General American) that is often divergent from the speech
norms that are the focus of instruction (so-called British standard,
formerly Received Pronunciation).
Our methodological model can especially be used when there are no other features to be considered, such as interaccent acceptability, sociolinguistic weight, the learners' attitude toward the target accent, etc. This model fits into a pronunciation course where the student encounters the varieties of English pronunciations in use throughout the world.
Bibliographic reference. Barrera-Pardo, Darío / López-Soto, Teresa (2003): "Language input and choice of English pronunciation models in local contexts", In ICPhS-15, 2837-2840.