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The Ontogeny and Phylogeny of Second Language Phonology

By Roy C. Major

Psychology Press – 2001

Series: Second Language Acquisition Research Series

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    Description

    Even though second-language learners may master the grammar and vocabulary of the new languages, they almost never achieve a native phonology (accent). Scholars and professionals dealing with second-language learners would agree that this is one of the most persistent challenges they face.

    Now, for the first time, Roy Major's Foreign Accent covers the exploding scholarship in this area and lays out the issues specifically for audiences in the second language acquisition and applied linguistics community.

    Contents

    Contents: Preface. Preliminaries to Research in Second Language Phonology. Linguistic Explanations for Second Language Phonological Systems. Variation. The Ontogeny Phylogeny Model of Language Acquisition and Change. The Ontogeny Phylogeny Model in Language Contact and Change. Conclusion.

    Name: Foreign Accent: The Ontogeny and Phylogeny of Second Language Phonology (eBook)Psychology Press 
    Description: By Roy C. Major. Even though second-language learners may master the grammar and vocabulary of the new languages, they almost never achieve a native phonology (accent). Scholars and professionals dealing with second-language learners would agree that this is one of the...
    Categories: Bilingualism - Second Language, Speech & Language Disorders