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    Research, theory and practice in L2 phonology: a review and directions for the future

    Pennington, Martha (2015) Research, theory and practice in L2 phonology: a review and directions for the future. In: Mompean, J.A. and Fouz-González, J. (eds.) Investigating English Pronunciation: Trends and Directions. Springer, pp. 149-173. ISBN 9781137509420.

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    As language models are shifting away from monolingualism in favour of bilingualism, multilingualism and plurilingualism, the field of second language or foreign language (L2) phonology is ripe for change. These shifts embody greatly changed views of linguistic competence — from monocompetence, defined as knowledge of an autonomous, unvarying and uniform system acquired in a homogeneous speech community, to multicompetence, defined here as use of an interactive, variable and non-uniform system acquired in a heterogeneous world of intersecting groups and individuals. These changing views of language and linguistic competence represent significant challenges to recognized wisdom in the teaching and learning of language in general and pronunciation in particular. It is therefore time for theoreticians, researchers and teachers to re-evaluate second language acquisition (SLA) and L2 phonology in relation to shifting views of language, to consider where we have been, where we are now, and where we are headed.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
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    Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2017 11:21
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:41


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