Assessment in Second Language Pronunciation highlights the importance of pronunciation in the assessment of second language speaking proficiency. Leading researchers from around the world cover practical issues as well as theoretical principles, enabling the understanding and application of the theory involved in assessment in pronunciation.

Key features of this book include:

  • Examination of key criteria in pronunciation assessment, including intelligibility, comprehensibility and accentedness;
  • Exploration of the impact of World Englishes and English as a Lingua Franca on pronunciation assessment;
  • Evaluation of the validity and reliability of testing, including analysis of scoring methodologies;
  • Discussion of current and future practice in assessing pronunciation via speech recognition technology.

Assessment in Second Language Pronunciation is vital reading for students studying modules on pronunciation and language testing and assessment.

chapter |7 pages


ByOkim Kang, April Ginther

part I|103 pages

Current issues in pronunciation assessment

chapter 2|19 pages

Validity In Pronunciation Assessment

ByLuke Harding

chapter 3|18 pages

Pronunciation Assessment In The Context of World Englishes

BySlobodanka Dimova

chapter 4|22 pages

Listeners and Raters

Similarities and differences in evaluation of accented speech
ByXun Yan, April Ginther

part II|59 pages

Technology and pronunciation assessment

chapter 6|22 pages

Pronunciation Features In Rating Criteria

ByRomy Ghanem, Okim Kang

chapter 7|16 pages

Using Speech Processing Technology In Assessing Pronunciation

ByAlistair Van Moere, Masanori Suzuki

chapter 8|19 pages

Automated Assessment of Pronunciation In Spontaneous Speech

ByAnastassia Loukina, Larry Davis, Xiaoming Xi