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Second language phonological acquisition in adults: the interplay between the native and non-native languages

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Defense Thèse de doctorat : Univ. Genève, 2015 - FPSE 604 - 2015/06/03
Abstract Speakers who acquire a foreign language (L2) in adolescence or later often experience difficulties in the production of non-native sounds. Their L2 speech is easily identified by native speakers as having a foreign accent. This thesis focuses on second-language learners’ production difficulties. It attempts, first, to understand the causes of these difficulties with a particular attention paid to L2 perception and native (L1) production. Second, it tests the effectiveness of a new visual articulatory-feedback training method that aimed at enabling L2 speakers to improve their L2 pronunciation. Last, it explores the interaction between the production of native and non-native sounds. In particular, it examines the role of within- and between-speaker variability in L1 production in predicting L2 production and perception performance, and it assesses the effects of learning to produce non-native sounds on L1 production.
Keywords L2 productionL2 perceptionNon-native phonological acquisitionSpeech production trainingInterphonology
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URN: urn:nbn:ch:unige-745987
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KARTUSHINA, Natalia. Second language phonological acquisition in adults: the interplay between the native and non-native languages. Université de Genève. Thèse, 2015. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:74598

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