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Hearing the Difference: A Computer-Based Speech-Perception Diagnostic Tool for Non-Native Speakers of English Hearing the Difference: A Computer-Based Speech-Perception Diagnostic Tool for Non-Native Speakers of English

by Shewell, Justin Reed

Abstract (Summary)
This project was completed to fill a need in the field of pronunciation teaching and learning by providing a computer-based, speech-perception diagnostic tool that helps determine learners’ problem areas in the perception of English speech. Current diagnostic tools are few and very limited in their scope and application in the language classroom. The Perception of Spoken English Test diagnoses learners’ specific speech perception problems, alerting teachers to areas that require special attention in a particular course or lesson. This project involved the development, production, piloting, evaluation, and revision of a computer-based instrument in an intensive English program. The data collected from the pilot experience led to several adjustments and improvements in the instrument, resulting in the version presented herein.
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School:Brigham Young University

School Location:USA - Utah

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:computer based speech perception pronunciation test testing english spoken materials development evaluation reliability validity

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Date of Publication:06/18/2004

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