Association between allophonic transcription tool use and phonological awareness level Łodzikowski, Kacper
dc.contributor.editor Greg Kessler 2021-02-17T03:24:45Z 2021-02-17T03:24:45Z 2021-02-12
dc.description.abstract This is the first paper that provides correlational evidence about how interacting with an online allophonic transcription tool helps learners of English as a Second Language (ESL) to improve their phonological awareness. The study investigates 55 advanced ESL learners at a Polish university enrolled in a course in English phonetics and phonology. The course placed heavy emphasis on reading and writing allophonic transcription based on the International Phonetic Alphabet. Apart from obligatory practice with traditional pen and paper worksheets, learners could also practise with a supplementary custom-designed web application that allowed them to enter the phonemic transcription of any word in order to receive its allophonic transcription. The results show that using this tool at least once during the course is associated with an expected increase in midterm test score of 5.03 percentage points, 95% CI [-10.61, 20.67]. The estimated benefit is higher for learners who space their usage of the tool; each additional distinct day of usage is associated with an additional increase in the expected midtermtest score of 2.62 percentage points, 95% CI [-3.25, 8.49]. Additionally, some learners practised transcription on non-words, and these learners were observed to perform better on phonotactics-related assessment.
dc.identifier.citation Łodzikowski, K. (2021). Association between allophonic transcription tool use and phonological awareness level. Language Learning & Technology, 25(1), 20–30.
dc.identifier.issn 1094-3501
dc.publisher University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center
dc.publisher Center for Language & Technology
dc.publisher (co-sponsored by Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning, University of Texas at Austin)
dc.subject Computer Assisted Pronunciation Teaching
dc.subject IPA Transcription
dc.subject Learner Autonomy
dc.subject Learning Analytics
dc.title Association between allophonic transcription tool use and phonological awareness level
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local.llt.topic Language Teaching and Technology Forum
prism.endingpage 30
prism.number 1
prism.publicationname Language Learning & Technology
prism.startingpage 20
prism.volume 25
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