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    Advanced second language segmental and suprasegmental acquisition

    Saito, Kazuya (2018) Advanced second language segmental and suprasegmental acquisition. In: Malovrh, P. and Benati, A.G. (eds.) The Handbook of Advanced Proficiency in Second Language Acquisition. Wiley Blackwell, pp. 282-303. ISBN 9781119261650.

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    Abstract

    This chapter presents an overview on three fundamental questions in regard to advanced second language (L2) segmental and suprasegmental acquisition. They include (a) how L2 learners improve and attain advanced L2 speech abilities through extensive and intensive immersion in a target language speaking environment (i.e., process); (b) the extent to which their attained competence can approximate that of monolingual native speakers (i.e., product); and (c) what kinds of learners likely achieve such high-level L2 speech performance according to a range of learner-extrinsic factors (age of acquisition and testing, length of residence, quality and quantity of input) and learner-intrinsic factors (cognitive abilities, aptitude, motivation) (i.e., individual differences).

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Applied Linguistics and Communication
    Depositing User: Kazuya Saito
    Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2018 14:42
    Last Modified: 22 Aug 2018 14:42
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/20340

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