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Title: Phonology and Second Language Acquisition
Edited By: Jette G. Hansen Edwards
Mary L. Zampini
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SiBil%2036
Series Title: Studies in Bilingualism 36
Description:

This volume is a collection of 13 chapters, each devoted to a particular
issue that is crucial to our understanding of the way learners acquire,
learn, and use an L2 sound system. In addition, it spans both theory and
application in L2 phonology. The book is divided into three parts, with
each section unified by broad thematic content: Part I, “Theoretical Issues
and Frameworks in L2 Phonology,” lays the groundwork for examining L2
phonological acquisition. Part II, “Second Language Speech Perception and
Production,” examines these two aspects of L2 speech in more detail.
Finally, Part III, “Technology, Training, and Curriculum,” bridges the gap
between theory and practice. Each chapter examines theoretical frameworks,
major research findings (both classic and recent), methodological issues
and choices for conducting research in a particular area of L2 phonology,
and major implications of the research findings for more general models of
language acquisition and/or pedagogy.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Language Acquisition
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ISBN: 9027241473
ISBN-13: 9789027241474
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