Introduction published in:25 years of Intelligibility, Comprehensibility and Accentedness
Edited by John M. Levis, Tracey M. Derwing and Murray J. Munro
[Journal of Second Language Pronunciation 6:3] 2020
► pp. 277–282
Changes in L2 pronunciation
25 years of intelligibility, comprehensibility, and accentedness
This special issue revisits an extraordinarily influential paper for L2 pronunciation research and teaching (Munro & Derwing, 1995) by looking again at the original paper with new eyes and new analyses. The special issue also includes invited papers addressing current approaches based on the three key constructs in Munro and Derwing (1995): Intelligibility, comprehensibility, and accentedness. Papers in the issue include a reconsideration of the Intelligibility and Nativeness principles from Levis (2005), applications of the constructs to L2 Spanish (Nagle & Huensch), a consideration of how everyday L2 use affects comprehensibility (Zielinski & Pryor), long-term effects of intensive instruction (French, Gagné & Collins), influences on listener reaction to L2 speech (Isaacs & Thomson), empirical evidence for the dynamic nature of comprehensibility (Trofimovich et al.), a study on ELF intelligibility and functional load considerations (Thir), the relationship between comprehensibility and social evaluation of speech (Vaughn & Whitty), and one book review.
Published online: 25 November 2020
Derwing, T. M., & Munro, M. J.
Derwing, T. M., Munro, M. J., Foote, J. A., Waugh, E., & Fleming, J.
Derwing, T. M., Munro, M. J., & Thomson, R. I.
Derwing, T. M., Munro, M. J., & Wiebe, G.
Foote, J. A., & McDonough, K.
Gordon, J., & Darcy, I.
Isaacs, T., & Trofimovich, P.
Kang, O., Thomson, R. I., & Moran, M.
Levis, J. M.
Munro, M. J., & Derwing, T. M.
Nagle, C. L.
O’Brien, M. G.
Reid, K. T., Trofimovich, P., & O’Brien, M. G.