This paper presents an attempt to measure the impact that a course on Spanish phonetics and pronunciation has on the ability of L2 speakers of Spanish to recognize good and bad pronunciations of Spanish. The subjects were asked to judge the acceptability of a series of spoken samples at the beginning and at the end of the semester. Results indicate that the subjects' ability to differentiate good and bad pronunciations of Spanish improved over time.
Selected Proceedings of the 12th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium
edited by Claudia Borgonovo, Manuel Español-Echevarría, and Philippe Prévost Table of contents
ISBN 978-1-57473-440-9 library binding
v + 325 pages
publication date: 2010
published by Cascadilla Proceedings Project, Somerville, MA, USA