Sunday, January 16, 2011

Haptic functions in virtual environments

Much of the criticism of contemporary methodology is deserved. Although acknowledged in theory in the field today as essential, pronunciation instruction is not high priority in most contexts. In many instances, to do a credible job with pronunciation, the demands on the classrooom instructor's time and training are simply unrealistic, at best. The future of pronunciation teaching is in virtual reality (haptically anchored, of course!)  The potential for integration of body and machine to manage the process efficiently is now techncally feasible--and inevitable.

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