Franks, S., Spezzini, S., & Prado, J. (2018, March) Sustaining linking words in dialogue: Linking theory and practice. Paper presented at TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo, Chicago, IL.
Abstract: Linking is an important aspect of sounding natural and achieving fluency in L2 dialogues. Presenters provide theoretical grounding and practical suggestions for teaching linking. Sample pronunciation activities are designed to raise awareness and provide controlled, guided, and communicative practice for L2 English speakers. Attendees participate in pronunciation teaching techniques.