Designing a Study to Measure the Effects of Computer-based Minimal Pair Identification Training on L2 Aural Word Recognition and Listening ComprehensionDesigning a Study to Measure the Effects of Computer-based Minimal Pair Identification Training on L2 Aural Word Recognition and Listening ComprehensionAA12094594 コンピュータを利用した最小対語の認識トレーニングが第二言語の聴解力と聴覚の語彙認識に及ぼす影響の効果測定研究の設計
This article describes the research design of a study to measure the effect that minimal pair identification training has on listening comprehension and the ability to recognize spoken words. An extensive literature review and theoretical background for the study are also provided. The study hopes to determine whether English learners, who practiced identifying aurally presented minimal pairs for five weeks, will improve their general listening comprehension ability and their ability to recognize aurally presented words as compared to a control group. If a causal relationship between demonstrated between these variables, there may be pedagogical implications for more focus on bottom-up skills such as phoneme identification to enhance general listening comprehension.