We Teach Languages Episode 38: Phonetics, Phonology, and Teaching Pronunciation with Gillian Lord

In episode 38, Stacey talks with Gillian Lord, professor and chair of the Department of  Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Florida, about her work researching and teaching pronunciation.

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Show Notes

We welcome feedback, resources, and diverse perspectives on this topic! To contribute to the conversation started here, leave us a voicemail or send a text message to (629)888-3398. Or you can follow us on Twitter @weteachlang or use this contact form to send us an email.

You can find Gillian Lord on Twitter @glordward, her faculty page, or by email

Resources mentioned on the show…

the Sounds Project from the University of Iowa is an excellent
way to show articulation of sounds. They have English, Spanish and German, and they also have a cool app.

… Gillian’s PDF of her presentation on teaching pronunciation. (Note from Stacey: This is an excellent resource if you want to know more!)

… Gillian’s 2005 article on teaching pronunciation: Lord, G. (2005). (How) Can We Teach Foreign Language Pronunciation? On the Effects of a Spanish Phonetics Course. Hispania, 88(3), 557-567. doi:10.2307/20063159

 

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We Teach Languages Episode 12: Teaching Racial Diversity and Growing as a Teacher with Laurel Abreu

In episode 12 of We Teach Languages, Stacey interviews Laurel Abreu about a class she teaches at the University of Southern Mississippi that explores racial and linguistic diversity in Spanish, about a 2016 paper she wrote on teaching racial diversity, and about her own journey to grow as a teacher and become more aware of difference.

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Show Notes

We welcome feedback, resources, and diverse perspectives on this topic! To contribute to the conversation started here, leave us a voicemail or send a text message to (629)888-3398. Or you can follow us on Twitter @weteachlang or use this contact form to send us an email.

Scholars and resources mentioned on the show:

Laurel’s faculty page: https://www.usm.edu/foreign-languages-literatures/faculty/laurel-abreu

Laurel on Twitter: @doctorlaurel

The paper Laurel discussed on the show: Abreu, L. (2016), Awareness of Racial Diversity in the Spanish-Speaking World Among L2 Spanish Speakers. Foreign Language Annals, 49: 180–190. doi:10.1111/flan.12179  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/flan.12179/abstract

Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paolo Freire

Teaching to Transgress by bell hooks

Adult Learning in the Language Classroom by Stacey Margarita Johnson

Words and Actions: Teaching Languages through the Lens of Social Justice by Cassandra Glynn, Pamela Wesely, and Beth Wassell

Race, Culture, and Identities in Second Language Education: Exploring Critically Engaged Practice by Ryuko Kubota and Angel M.Y. Lin

Episode 7 of this podcast about evolving as a teacher with Qinqin Zan

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