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Achievements and Perspectives in SLA of Speech: New Sounds 2010

Volume I

by Magdalena Wrembel (Volume editor) Malgorzata Kul (Volume editor) Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kolaczyk (Volume editor)
Conference proceedings 354 Pages

Summary

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 first volume contains a selection of 27 articles that cover a wide variety of themes including L2 speech perception and production, segmental and prosodic features, as well as factors related to foreign accentedness, individual variability and ultimate achievement in the acquisition of speech.

Details

Pages
354
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631607220
Language
English
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2011. 354 pp., num. tables and graphs

Biographical notes

Magdalena Wrembel (Volume editor) Malgorzata Kul (Volume editor) Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kolaczyk (Volume editor)

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 at AMU. She has published extensively on phonology, phonetics and second language acquisition advocating the Natural Linguistic approach to language.

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