Ron Thomson Publications

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Ron Thomson Publications


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Refereed Articles:

  • Isaacs, T. & Thomson, R. I. (2013). Rater experience, rating scale length, and judgments of L2: Revisiting research conventions. Language Assessment Quarterly, 10, (2), 135-159.
  • Thomson, R. I. (2012). Improving L2 listeners’ perception of English vowels: A computer-mediated approach. Language Learning, 62, 1231-1258. Link
  • Derwing, T. M., Thomson, R. I., Foote, J. A., & Munro, M. J. (2012). A Longitudinal study of listening perception in adult learners of English: Implications for teachers. Canadian Modern Language Review, 68, 247-266. Link
  • Thomson, R. I. (2012). Demystifying pronunciation research to inform practice. In McGarrell, H.M. & Courchêne, R. (Eds.) Special Research Symposium Issue of CONTACT, 38, (2), 63-75. Link
  • Thomson, R. I. (2011). Computer Assisted Pronunciation Training: Targeting second language vowel perception improves pronunciation. CALICO Journal, 28, 744-765. Link
  • Rossiter, M. J., Derwing, T. M., Manimtim, L., & Thomson, R. I. (2010). Fluency: The missing component in the “communicative” classroom.  Canadian Modern Language Review, 66, 583-606.Link 
  • Thomson, R. I., Nearey, T. M., & Derwing, T. M. (2009). A modified statistical pattern recognition approach to measuring the crosslinguistic similarity of Mandarin and English vowels. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 126, 1447-1460. Link
  • Derwing, T. M., Munro, M. J., Thomson, R. I., & Rossiter, M. J. (2009). The relationship between L1 fluency and L2 fluency development. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 31, 533-557. Link 
  • Derwing, T. M., Munro, M. J. & Thomson, R. I. (2008). A longitudinal study of ESL learners’ fluency and comprehensibility development. Applied Linguistics, 29, 359-380. Link
  • Derwing, T. M., Thomson, R. I., & Munro, M. J. (2006).  English pronunciation and fluency development in Mandarin and Slavic speakers.  System, 34, 183-193. Link 
  • Derwing, T. M., & Thomson, R. I.  (2005). Citizenship concepts in LINC classrooms.  TESL Canada Journal, 23, (1), 44-62. Link
  • Thomson, R. I. (2004). Buyer beware: Professional status and TESL certificates in Canada. TESL Canada Journal, Special Issue, 4, 40-57. Link
  • Derwing, T. M., Rossiter, M. J., Munro, M. J., & Thomson, R. I. (2004). L2 fluency: Judgments on different tasks. Language Learning 54, 655-679. Link
  • Thomson, R. I., & Derwing, T. M. (2004). Presenting Canadian values in LINC: The role of textbooks and teachers.  TESL Canada Journal, 21, (2) 17-33. Link

Book Chapters:       

  • Thomson, R. I. (2014). Myth 6: Accent reduction and pronunciation instruction are the same thing. In L. Grant (Ed.). Pronunciation myths: Applying second language research to classroom teaching. (160-187). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Link
  • Thomson, R. I. (2012). Phonology: Quantitative Methods. In C. A. Chapelle. (ed). The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell. DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0912
  • Thomson, R. I. (2012). Accent Reduction. In C. A. Chapelle. (ed). The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell. DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0004
  • Thomson, R. I. (2012). Incorporating pronunciation into a CLB-based program. Revised CLBs Toolkit (pp. 57-70). Ottawa: Canadian Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks. Link

Conference Proceedings:      

  • Thomson, R. I. (2013). ESL teachers’ beliefs and practices in pronunciation teaching: Confidently right or confidently wrong? In J. Levis & K. LeVelle (Eds.). Proceedings of the 4th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference. Aug. 2012. (pp. 224-233). Ames, IA: Iowa State University. Link
  • Thomson, R. I. (2012) English Accent Coach: Not quite a fairy godmother for pronunciation instruction, but a step in the right direction. CONTACT, 38, (1), 18-24. Link
  • Thomson, R. I., & Campagna, P. (2010). The effect of task type on native speaker judgments of L2 accented speech. Canadian Acoustics, 38, (3), 122-123. Proceedings of the annual conference of the Canadian Acoustics Association. Link
  • Thomson, R. I., & Isaacs, T. (2009). Within-category variation in L2 English vowel learning.  Canadian Acoustics, 37, (3), 138-139. Proceedings of the annual conference of the Canadian Acoustics Association. Link 
  • Thomson, R. I. (2008). L2 English vowel learning by Mandarin speakers: Does perception precede production? Canadian Acoustics, 36, (3), 134-135. Proceedings of the annual conference of the Canadian Acoustics Association. Link  
  • Munro, M. J., Derwing, T. M., & Thomson, R. I. (2003). A longitudinal examination of English vowel learning by Mandarin speakers.  Canadian Acoustics, 31, (3), 32-33.  Proceedings of the annual conference of the Canadian Acoustics Association.  Edmonton, AB. Link
  • Thomson, R. I. (2003). L2 vowel perception: Perceptual assimilation to what?  Canadian Acoustics, 31, (3), 36-37.  Proceedings of the annual conference of the Canadian Acoustics Association.  Edmonton, AB. Link

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