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By Jette G. Hansen Edwards

ISBN-10: 0826468624

ISBN-13: 9780826468628

ISBN-10: 1847142982

ISBN-13: 9781847142986

It is a learn of the phonological improvement of a relatives of L2 English beginners. it's the first full-length e-book that specializes in a tightly-knit team of inexperienced persons' acquisition of phonology over a longitudinal time frame, and the 1st publication to review either social and linguistic components throughout that point interval. Jette G. Hansen analyses this information collected from genuine language novices within the mild of contemporary conception, in addition to not easy points of present considering near to moment language acquisition. buying a Non-Native Phonology accordingly makes an immense and unique contribution to the sphere and offers an in-depth research and dialogue of the developmental procedures in buying a non-native sound process which has no longer formerly been provided. The booklet is geared toward teachers drawn to moment language acquisition, and researchers learning phonology typically

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2. Participant (Anh or Nhi). 3. Length of cluster (one-member, two-member, three-member). 2 Social Data A grounded theory approach (Strauss and Corbin 1990) was used in social data collection and analysis. A grounded theory is one that is: .. inductively derived from the study of the phenomenon it represents. That is, it is discovered, developed, and provisionally verified through systematic data collection and analysis of data pertaining to that phenomenon. Therefore, data collection, analysis, and theory stand in reciprocal relationship with each other.

2) Findings from this area of research indicate that a number of linguistic and social factors may constrain production. In one of the earliest variation studies, Dickerson (1975) found that task and phonetic environment affected the production of Izl by Japanese learners of English. Specifically, a following vowel promoted accurate production of /z/, while a following pause or following consonant promoted the deletion of/z/ or production of Izl as [s]3 or [ds], for example. In research on the acquisition of English L2 syllable codas by native speakers of Chinese, Hansen (2001) found that both grammatical conditioning and linguistic environment affected the production of codas.

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. Information gathered from the questionnaire served as a basis for further probing during subsequent interviews with the participants. Special focus was on the participants' contact with native speakers of English and members of the LI community, as well as affective reactions to English and Vietnamese language use and the Vietnamese community in Tucson.

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