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Achievements and Perspectives in SLA of Speech: New Sounds 2010

Volume II


Magdalena Wrembel, Malgorzata Kul and Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kolaczyk

This publication constitutes a selection of papers presented at the 6 th 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.
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.