Haptic-integrated Clinical Pronunciation Research and Teaching
Friday, October 14, 2011
The power of PowerPoint Pronunciation
Photo credit: Wired Magazine
I love this 2003 prophetic piece from Wired Magazine (and the wonderful "visual" from AP/World Photos.) In the "competition" between visual and haptic for the attention of the learner, research linked in several earlier blog posts demonstrate convincingly that visual wins almost every time. In other words, in a very fundamental way, visual schemas can interfere with and work directly against (haptic-integrating) pronunciation change. So, before you fire up that PowerPoint for your next pronunciation lesson, stick that in your visual field (or maybe not) . . . See what I mean?