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Query:   Liaison Acquisition in French
Author:  Paviour-Smith, Martin
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Language Acquisition

Summary:   A few weeks back I posted a query regarding studies on the acquisition of Liaison in French by L2 learners (Linguist 14.1769). I would like to thank the following people who sent me references and suggestions for sources.

Manuel Sinor
Jeffrey Steele
Marie-Helene Cote (apologies for lost accents)
Stefan Schaden
Joaquim Brandao de Carvalho
And Shallion, I'm afraid I cannot glean the first name from the message.
The latter sent the details of a very good website on acquisition of French in general,
Manuel sent information on a psycholinguistic perspective on word boundaries in French, of which the following was the easiest to get hold of here in New Zealand.

Dejean de la B?tie, B., & Bradley, D. (1995). Resolving word boundaries in spoken French: Native and non-native strategies. Journal of Applied Psycholinguistics, 16, 59-81.

Both Marie-Helene and Jeffrey recommended the following thesis, Mastromonaco, Silvana-Maria (2000) Liaison in French as a second language, Ph.D. dissertation, University of Toronto.

Stefan gave the following reference for (mainly) German L1 acquisition of French phonology.
Ternes, Elmar, 1976: Probleme der kontrastiven Phonetik. Hamburg: Buske Verlag (Forum Phoneticum 13).

Once again, I would like to thank these contributors for their help.

Best regards,
Martin Paviour-Smith
School of Language Studies
Linguistics and Second Language Teaching
Massey University
Private Bag 11 222
Palmerston North

School of Language Studies
Linguistics and Second Language Teaching20
Massey University
Private Bag 11 222
Palmerston North
Ph 356 9099 ext 2195

LL Issue: 14.1915
Date Posted: 12-Jul-2003
Original Query: Read original query


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