Third Language Acquisition in Adulthood

Third Language Acquisition in Adulthood

eBook - 2012
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Research on the phonological acquisition of a third language (L3) is still in its infancy; therefore, the present contribution is intended to further investigate the area by focusing on the phenomenon of foreign accentedness and the widely disputed sources of cross-linguistic influence in L3 phonology. The study employs the technique of perceptual judgement of a foreign accent in a third language. It aims to determine whether trilingual speakers of typologically unrelated languages (i.e. L1 Polish, L2 French and L3 English) have a tendency toward L1- or L2-accented speech in L3 performance and.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins, ©2012
ISBN: 9789027273031
9027273030
9781283895385
1283895382
9789027241870
9027241872
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vi, 312 pages) : illustrations

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