Dept. of Linguistics, MC-168
707 South Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
Office: 3039 Foreign Languages Bldg.
The main themes of my research are the acquisition of second-language sound systems, a reanalysis of English orthography and its value as a tool to improve a learner's oral English, applications of generative phonology to the learning and teaching of English pronunciation, online delivery of TESL courses.
Additional Campus Affiliations
Dickerson, Wayne B. "The psycholinguistic unity of language learning and language change." Language Learning, vol. 26, no. 2, 1976, p. 215-231.
Dickerson, Wayne B. "English orthography --- A guide to word stress and vowel quality." International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching, vol. 16, 1978, p. 127-147.
Dickerson, Wayne B. "Explicit rules and the developing interlanguage phonology in Sound Patterns in Second Language Acquisition." Studies on Second Language Acquisition, vol. 5, 1987, p. 121-140.
"Should we teach construction stress to ESL/EFL students?" Educators and Education Journal, vol. 19, 2004, p. 81-96.
"A is for alphabet... Roman letters and their use in written English." Educators and Education Journal, vol. 21, 2006, p. 1-21.
"Upstream destressing: Another step toward more natural speech." in J. Levis & K LeVelle (eds.). Proceedings of 2nd Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, Sept 2010, 2010, p. 70-81.
Dickerson, Wayne B. Stress in the Speech Stream: The Rhythm of Spoken English. University of Illinois Press, 1989.
Dickerson, Wayne B, and Laura D Hahn. Speechcraft: Discourse Pronunciation for Advanced Learners. University of Michigan Press, 1999.
"Prediction in pronunciation teaching." Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.