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Ultrasound Technology and Second Language Acquisition Research
Ian Wilson and Bryan Gick
148-152 (complete paper or proceedings contents)


This paper reviews ultrasound imaging of the tongue as a method of direct visual biofeedback for teaching and learning pronunciation. Recent research is reviewed, with a focus on the acquisition of the pronunciation of North American English /l/ and /r/, as well as research on articulatory setting. It is concluded that ultrasound has great potential in second language acquisition and is quickly becoming more common as both a research and teaching/learning tool.

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Proceedings of the 8th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference (GASLA 2006): The Banff Conference
edited by Mary Grantham O'Brien, Christine Shea, and John Archibald
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