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.
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 Table of contents
ISBN 978-1-57473-416-4 library binding
v + 161 pages
publication date: 2006
published by Cascadilla Proceedings Project, Somerville, MA, USA