LINGUIST List 11.473

Sun Mar 5 2000

Sum: OT and SLA phonology

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  1. Femke Wester, OT and SLA phonology

Message 1: OT and SLA phonology

Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2000 12:29:03 +0200
From: Femke Wester <>
Subject: OT and SLA phonology

For Query: Linguist 11.345

Dear all,

Thanks for paying attention to my question about available research 
concerning OT and SLA. I am sorry to say that there aren't many 
articles to be found on the subject. The following articles are 
actually the only relevant ones:

Broselow, E., S. Chen and C. Wang (1988). "The Emergence of the
unmarked in Second Language Phonology." Studies in Second Language
Acquisition 20: 261-280.

Hancin-Bhatt, B., & Bhatt, R. M. (1997). Optimal L2 syllables:
Interactions of transfer and developmental effects. Studies in Second
Language Acquisition, 19, 331-378.

GOAD, H. Consonant harmony in child language: An optimality-theoretic
account, in Focus on phonological acquisition, S.J. Hannahs & M.
Young-Scholten, eds., Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 1997, pp. 113-142. LB

I hope that these are of any use to you.
Thanks again for repying to my message,

Femke Wester

Femke Wester
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tel. nr. 050-5731435
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