136 pages | 27 B/W Illus.
Second Language Teacher Prosody focuses on the prosodic characteristics of input in L2 Spanish classrooms.
Readers are led through descriptions and interpretations of prosodic behaviors based upon teachers’ training and experience, their native or near-native speaker status, and their own comments about their teaching. The analysis culminates with several key discoveries and methodological implications with regard to didactic prosody, research design and methodology, and data interpretation. The conclusion offers future lines of research on SDS prosody including reception studies exploring the relative salience and effectiveness of prosodic cues. Educators can intentionally utilize these tools to achieve pedagogical goals.
This book will be of interest to scholars in Applied Linguistics and Instructed Second Language Acquisition.
1. The garnish to our words 2. Directing Attention 3. Didactic Speech Accommodation and Modification 4. Participants and Procedures 5. Prosodic Correlates of SDS 6. Individual Differences and Prosodic Changes Over Time 7. Conclusions, Implications, and Future Research