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Achievements and Perspectives in SLA of Speech: New Sounds 2010

Wrembel, Magdalena / Kul, Małgorzata / Dziubalska-Kołaczyk, Katarzyna (eds.)

Achievements and Perspectives in SLA of Speech: New Sounds 2010

Volume II

Series: Polish Studies in English Language and Literature - Volume 32

Year of Publication: 2011

Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2011. 326 pp., num. tables and graphs
ISBN 978-3-631-60723-7 hb.  (Hardcover)

Weight: 0.540 kg, 1.190 lbs

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Book synopsis

This publication constitutes a selection of papers presented at the 6th International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech, New Sounds 2010, held in Poznań, Poland. It consists of two volumes, presenting state-of-the-art achievements and perspectives for future research related to the acquisition of second language phonetics and phonology. The key issues include the development of explanatory frameworks of phonological SLA, the expanded scope of domains under investigation, modern methods applied in phonological research, and a new take on the causal variables related to ultimate proficiency in L2 speech. This second volume contains a selection of 26 articles that cover a wide variety of themes including L2 speech perception and production, segmental and prosodic features, as well as factors related to individual variability and foreign accent.


Contents: Rana Alhussein Almbark: Production and perception of SSBE vowels by Syrian Arabic speakers – Elena Babatsouli/Ioanna Kappa: Transfer of Greek palatals in L2 English – Juli Cebrian: Cross-linguistic perception of diphthongs by Spanish/Catalan speakers and English speakers – Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk/Daria Zielińska: Universal phonotactic and morphonotactic preferences in second language acquisition – James E. Flege/Ian R. A. MacKay: What accounts for «age» effects on overall degree of foreign accent? – Natalia Fullana/Ian R. A. MacKay: L2 fluency in the production of English extemporaneous speech by Catalan/Spanish bilinguals – Jane F. Hacking: The production of palatalized and unpalatalized consonants in Russian by American learners – Tetsuo Harada: Diminutive long-term effects of early immersion on L2 segmental timing in adulthood – Haisheng Jiang: Effect of L2 phonetic learning on the production of L1 vowels: A study of Mandarin-English bilinguals in Canada – Nuria Kaufmann/Martin Meyer/Stephan Schmid: Serbian affricates contrasts in foreign language perception investigated by means of a neurophysiological experiment – Romana Kopečková: Learning vowel sounds in a migrant setting: The case of Polish children and adults in Ireland – Nancy C. Kula: Revisiting final-devoicing in the L2 acquisition of final voicing contrasts – Wander Lowie: Early L2 phonology: A dynamic approach – Irina Marinescu: How native dialect shapes non-native perception: Peninsular and Cuban listeners of English – Joan C. Mora/James L. Keidel/James E. Flege: Why are the Catalan contrasts between /e/-/ε/ and /o/-/ɔ/ so difficult for even early Spanish-Catalan bilinguals to perceive? – Thorsten Piske/James E. Flege/Ian R. A. MacKay/Diane Meador: Investigating native and non-native vowels produced in conversational speech – Monika Połczyńska/Marta Marecka: First and second language phonological processes in clinical populations – Adèle-Elise Prévost/Heather Goad/Karsten Steinhauer: Prosodic transfer: An event-related potentials approach – Laurent Rasier/Philippe Hiligsmann/Johanneke Caspers/Vincent J. van Heuven: Accentual marking of information status in Dutch and French as foreign languages: Production and perception – Arkadiusz Rojczyk: Production and perception of vowel /æ/ by Polish learners of English – Minnaleena Toivola/Mietta Lennes/Jenni Korvala/Eija Aho: A longitudinal study of speech rate and pauses in non-native Finnish – Eleni Tsiartsioni: An acoustic analysis of L2 English speech rhythm among Greek children and adolescents – Verónica del Carmen Villafaña Rojas: On the acquisition of English stress by Spanish native speakers – Steven H. Weinberger/Stephen A. Kunath: A computational model for accent identification – Mehmet Yavaş: The role of sonority in the acquisition of interlanguage coda clusters – Paulina Zydorowicz: The retrieval of potentially morphologically complex clusters in English and Polish.

About the author(s)/editor(s)

Magdalena Wrembel is assistant professor at Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU), Poznań (Poland), and her research areas involve SLA of speech, phonological acquisition of the third language, language awareness and innovative trends in pronunciation pedagogy.
Małgorzata Kul is assistant professor at AMU interested in metaphonology, articulatory effort and phonological processes, in particular lenition in both speech and writing.
Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk is professor and head of the School of English AMU. She has published extensively on phonology, phonetics and second language acquisition advocating the Natural Linguistic approach to language.


Polish Studies in English Language and Literature. Vol. 32
Edited by Jacek Fisiak