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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
Kim Kenyon, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY , USA
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IMPACTING UNDERGRADUATES' PERCEPTIONS OF ITAS THROUGH INSTITUTIONALLY SUPPORTED CONTACT
Okim Kang, Shelley Staples, and Elizabeth Wittner

Student complaints about international teaching assistants (ITAs) result in part from negative attitudes. This study investigates the impact of multiple collaborative, project-based encounters on undergraduates' attitudes toward ITAs. Undergraduates who participated in such encounters reported more positive attitudes and evaluated ITA speech significantly higher than those who did not. Read More

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USING MUSIC TO FACILITATE PRONUNCIATION TEACHING: PRACTICE, SEGMENTALS, AND DISCOURSE INTONATION
Lara R. Wallace and Yu-Ching Chen

Altering one’s pronunciation is a physical skill that takes time and regular practice, much to the chagrin of many international teaching assistants. In this article, we draw on music as a way to understand how to practice effectively and how to alter one’s pronunciation at both the segmental and suprasegmental levels. Read More

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