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Taylor Anne Barriuso

Taylor Anne Barriuso

This year I am working as a Postdoctoral Associate under Dr. John Levis at Iowa State University in the Applied Linguistics program. Together with a cohort of computer scientists at Texas A & M, we are investigating whether the model of a "golden speaker" (that is, one that has the same voice characteristics of a nonnative speaker but the accent of a native speaker) raises learners' awareness of their non-targetlike pronunciation and in turn leads to more targetlike pronunciation in future productions.

Publications

Barriuso, T.A. and S. Barrios. (2017). The role of phonological distributional information on the acquisition of L2 allophones. In M. O’Brien & J. Levis (Eds). Proceedings of the 8th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, ISSN 2380-9566, Calgary, AB, August 2016 (pp. 10-20). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Levis, J. M., Sonsaat, S., Link, S., & Barriuso, T. A. (2016). Native and Nonnative Teachers of L2 Pronunciation: Effects on Learner Performance.TESOL Quarterly.

 Levis, J. & Barriuso, T. A. (2012). Nonnative speakers’ pronunciation errors in spoken and read English. In. J. Levis & K. LeVelle (Eds.). Proceedings of the 3rd Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, Sept. 2011. (pp. 187-194). Ames, IA: Iowa State University

 Presentations

Barriuso, T.A. & S. Barrios.  (2016). The role of phonological distributional information in the acquisition of a novel allophonic alternation.  Conference on Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching. Calgary, Canada, August.

“The influence of grammar and pronunciation on comprehensibility.” University of Utah Student Conference in Linguistics, Salt Lake City, UT, April 2015.

“Native and nonnative teachers of pronunciation: Does language background make a difference in learner performance?” Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching, Ames, IA. September 2013. Presented with John Levis, Stephanie Link, and Sinem Sonsaat.

“Segmental errors in conversational and read speech: A comparison of ESL learners from four language backgrounds.”  Paper presented at the 3rd Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching conference, Ames, IA, September 2011. Presented with John Levis.

Last Updated: 8/16/18