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Title: Universal Communicative Strategies in Acquisition of Second Language Phonology
Written By: Nittaya Chaimanee
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Language Acquisition 01

This study investigates the significance of filled and unfilled pause phenomena as a universal strategy in language acquisition to achieve potential in communication across languages. Thai, the language of Thailand is used as a second language by speakers of different first languages as well as a first language in a natural setting, in Thai environment. The study, by way of contrastive analysis between speech samples of native and non-native speakers, provides statistical results on the distribution of pauses, with discussion of significant features which affect pauses and significance of pauses in conversations in Thai. As a result of the empirical testing of Thai spontaneous speech data, more information on Thai phonology has been revealed. Two corresponding types of pauses, filled pauses/pause fillers and unfilled/silent pauses are found in conversational Thai spontaneous speech. Filled pauses are categorized into two kinds,

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Thai
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3895866504
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 250 p
Prices: EUR 57.26 / USD 70 / DM 112