Topics in Second Language Acquisition: Second Language Speech
Course Number: 82-388
This course provides an overview of the fundamental questions, theories, methodologies, and findings of second language (L2) speech research. In this team-based, collaborative course, students will read published research to first understand how speakers perceive, process, and produce the sounds of an L2. Students will then work together to develop a testable hypothesis related to L2 speech. Students will collect IRB-approved data, perform null hypothesis tests, and compare the results to previous findings. Throughout the course, students will gain experience in each step of the research process and have the opportunity to submit their findings to professional conferences. The course assumes some prior linguistics training and a basic knowledge of phonetics and phonology.
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