Huynh Truong Sang


The role of connected speech as part of pronunciation is seen as important for second language acquisition, yet there are intractable difficulties in acquiring it, especially consonant-vowel linking. As a result, the purpose of the study is to explore the effects of shadowing with the enhanced script on consonant-vowel linking by reporting some cases which were further observed by the researcher throughout the research time. The main instrument administered to collect qualitative data was a semi-structured interview in order to gain more insights into the participants’ attitudes about shadowing with the enhanced script. The observation was used to supplement the data. All of the research procedures were conducted online due to the complexities of Covid. The results highlight the importance of shadowing with the enhanced script, which is useful for the learning of pronunciation skills, especially consonant-vowel learning; besides, it points out some problems and solutions to deal with shadowing.


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