LINGUIST List 8.927

Thu Jun 26 1997

Books: 2nd Lang Acquisition

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Message 1: New Book: L2 Aquisition

Date: Sun, 15 Jun 1997 20:03:36 +0200 (MEST)
From: Christoph Eyrich <>
Subject: New Book: L2 Aquisition

 Allan James and Jonathan Leather

 Structure and Process

 1997. 23 x 15,5 cm. VII, 348 pages. 
 Cloth DM 189,-/approx. US$ 135.00
 ISBN 3-11-014126-4
 Studies on Language Acquisition 13

 Mouton de Gruyter * Berlin * New York

This volume provides a good cross-section of current research on
second-language speech by leading investigators in the field. The
complexities of the acquisition, production and perception of the
sounds of a new language call for a plurality of scientific approaches
from a number of disciplines. Issues in second- language speech such
as the influence of the first language, the contexts of speech-sound
learning, the perception-production relation, the nature of the
speech/language capacity, and the explanatory potential of theory -
phonetic, phonological and psycholinguistic - are here addressed in
ways that show how real or imagined disciplinary boundaries may be
fruitfully bridged. The study of second-language speech has benefited
from a notable upsurge of interest and activity over the last decade;
the research in this collection constitutes clear evidence of the new
vitality in this field.


Jonathan Leather and Allan James, Introduction * I SECOND-LANGUAGE
SPEECH: PROCESSES AND STRATEGIES * James Emil Flege, English vowel
production by Dutch talkers: more evidence for the `similar' vs `new'
distinction * Ocke Schwen Bohn and James Emil Flege, Perception and
production of a new vowel category by adult second language learners *
Jonathan Leather, Interrelation of perceptual and productive learning
in the initial acquisition of second-language tone * Reiko Yamada,
Yoh'ichi Tohkura and Noriko Kobayashi, Effect of word familiarity on
non-native phoneme perception: identification of English /r/, /l/ and
/w/ by native speakers of Japanese * Robert McAllister, Perceptual
foreign accent: L2 users' comprehension ability * Una
Cunningham-Andersson, Native speaker reactions to non-native speech *
L2 acquisition, L1 loss, and the critical period hypothesis * Bjorn
Hammarberg, Conditions on transfer in phonology * Geoffrey S. Nathan,
On the non-acquisition of an English sound pattern * Martha
Young-Scholten, Interlanguage and postlexical transfer * Wolfgang
Grosser, On the acquisition of tonal and accentual features of English
by Austrian learners * Wilfried Wieden, Austrian learners' development
of phonological representations for English * III SECOND-LANGUAGE
SPEECH: STRUCTURE AND SYSTEM * Katarzyna Diubalska-Kolaczyk,
Phonological processes vs morphophonological rules in L1 and L2
acquisition * Rajendra Singh, The device `phonological rule' and the
acquisition of (inter)phonology * Steven H. Weinberger, Minimal
segments in second language phonology * Allan James, A parameter-
setting model for second-language phonological acquisition *
Christiane Laeufer, Towards a typology of bilingual phonological
systems * List of contributors * Index


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