New book: Training Spanish Speakers to Perceive and Pronounce English Vowels

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.

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