Featured Linguist!

Jost Gippert: Our Featured Linguist!

"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



Donate Now | Visit the Fund Drive Homepage

Amount Raised:

$33698

Still Needed:

$41302

Can anyone overtake Syntax in the Subfield Challenge ?

Grad School Challenge Leader: University of Washington


Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

What is English? And Why Should We Care?

By: Tim William Machan

To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Medical Writing in Early Modern English

Edited by Irma Taavitsainen and Paivi Pahta

This volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine, based on the electronic corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts, containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700.


Book Information

   

Title: Language Experience in Second Language Speech Learning
Subtitle: In honor of James Emil Flege
Edited By: Ocke-Schwen Bohn
Murray J. Munro
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LL%26LT%2017
Series Title: Language Learning & Language Teaching 17
Description:

This stimulating collection of articles from leading international
researchers provides a state-of-the-art overview of core issues in second
language speech perception and production. Aimed at phoneticians, speech
scientists, psycholinguists, applied linguists, and pedagogical
specialists, it presents engaging discussions of fundamental problems and
controversies within the field, as well as new empirical findings arising
from a variety of methodological approaches. Its twenty chapters, inspired
by the ground-breaking work of James E. Flege, address such topics as the
theoretical underpinnings of second language speech learning; the nature
and etiology of foreign accents; the effects of age, experience, and
training; speech intelligibility; and the acquisition of vowels,
consonants, tone, and prosody. This volume will serve as a valuable
resource, not only for researchers, but for anyone wishing to gain an
understanding of an area of linguistics that is rapidly growing in importance.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: John Benjamins
Review: Not available for review. If you would like to review a book on The LINGUIST List, please login to view the AFR list.
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Psycholinguistics
Language Acquisition
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027219737
ISBN-13: 9789027219732
Pages: 430
Prices: U.S. $ 155