Personality Variables in Relation to Pronunciation Quality in Foreign Language Learning

Slovakia, LLCE2015-145

We would like to introduce a project, which aims to provide a comprehensive examination of personality variables in pronunciation of a second language. The experiment assessed the relation between the overall degree of the perceived foreign accent in non-natives´ English speech and the personal extra lingual factors that are supposed to affect foreign language pronunciation. We examined how the personality traits are correlated with pronunciation assessment scores in a longitudinal perspective (pre-test – intervention – post-test).  Particular personality dimensions of the subjects were measured with the standardized psychological test and their English pronunciation quality was auditorily and experimentally evaluated. The intervention (12-week socio-psychological training) was conducted in the experimental group.

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