Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Pronunciation word lists ride again!

Although a bit "retro" at face value, the previous post on the impact of patterning on sign language memory access (, suggests that having learners practice (haptic-anchored) word lists such as those linked above, even of semantically unrelated words, may have some real value, especially in dealing with fossilized pronunciation where the "felt sense" of a word must be replaced. Imagine! Decontextualized, dis-integrated pronunciation work! We will figure out a way to test that hypothesis--soon!

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