Grisel Garcia Perez, assistant professor of Spanish, has just published a book that looks at some crucial aspects of learning a foreign language.
The book — Training Spanish Speakers to Perceive and Pronounce English Vowels: A Theoretical, Practical Approach — discusses the methods and results of her experimental research into training native Spanish speakers in a regular classroom setting over a three-week training period.
In the book, Garcia Perez outlines the work she did to help a group of 32 Spanish speakers to identify and produce English pairs of vowels. The results were significant and make an important contribution to the understanding of second-language pronunciation. The book also serves as a guide to instructors on effective pronunciation.
To find out more about this book visit the Edwin Mellen Press website.