By Jette G. Hansen Edwards
This can be a learn of the phonological improvement of a relatives of L2 English inexperienced persons. it's the first full-length publication that specializes in a tightly-knit crew of newbies' acquisition of phonology over a longitudinal time frame, and the 1st e-book to review either social and linguistic elements throughout that point interval. Jette G. Hansen analyses this knowledge collected from genuine language rookies within the gentle of modern idea, in addition to tough points of present pondering with regards to moment language acquisition. buying a Non-Native Phonology for that reason makes a massive and unique contribution to the sector and offers an in-depth research and dialogue of the developmental strategies in buying a non-native sound method which has now not formerly been awarded. The e-book is aimed toward lecturers attracted to moment language acquisition, and researchers learning phonology ordinarily
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My initial research question was broad, concerning social constraints on language learning, which narrowed throughout the study as salient themes, such as identity, gender, LI and L2 use opportunities, acculturation, motivation and attitudes towards Ian- RESEARCHING THE NGUYEN FAMILY • 47 guage use and interactants, began to emerge. A questionnaire (see Appendix C) was employed as an initial data gathering instrument. The questionnaire was based in part on Peirce (1993) and Day (1985). The administration of the questionnaire was in a one-on-one oral formatj and therefore, the administration of the questionnaire was actually in the form of an interview, and as such, tape-recorded.
Deletion) of a given segment while other researchers (Edge 1991; Major 1987c; Tarone 1980) have found that a following pause may facilitate devoicing and/or epenthesis. Benson (1988), Osburne (1996) and Yavas (1997) also found that the preceding linguistic environment had an effect on production, with a preceding diphthong promoting absence of the following coda for Vietnamese speakers. Non-linguistic and social factors such as age of L2 learning, home use, integrative motivation and work use (Flege, Munro, and MacKay 1996), gender (Adamson and Regan 1991) and social networks (Bayley 1996) have also been found to affect L2 variation.
Gumming and Gill 1992; Goldstein 1995, 2001; Kouritzen 2000). Learners may also resist learning and using specific linguistic features due to conflicts with their LI identity and gender (Lybeck 2002; Ohara 2001; Pennington 1994; Siegal 1996). Several aspects of social networks have also been found to affect L2 acquisition. Amount and type of contact with speakers of the target language has been correlated with L2 proficiency (Bayley 1996; Heidelberger Forschungsprojekt 'Pidgin Deutsch' 1978; Meisel, Clahsen and Pienemann 1981; Monshi-Tousi, Hosseine-Fatemi and Oiler 1980; Oyama 1976; St.
Acquiring a Non-Native Phonology by Jette G. Hansen Edwards