ERIC Number: ED345485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
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Second Language Speech Perception: The Flip Side of the Phonological Coin.
Texas Papers in Foreign Language Education, v1 n1 p26-40 Spr 1988
Speech perception research is reviewed and organized around issues relevant to second language acquisition. Issues discussed include the concept of a critical period for speech perception as well as the effects of linguistic training and/or linguistic experience on speech perception. Speech perception in bilinguals, the relationship between speech perception and production, and perception of accent are also reviewed to provide additional insight into second language speech perception. Throughout, "speech perception" refers to phonetic/phonological segmental perception; the role of suprasegmentals in speech perception is not addressed. It is concluded that speech perception might play a significant role in second language acquisition. It appears that speech perception is related not only to speech production, but also to overall language proficiency even though the extent and direction of these relations have yet to be determined. Contains 49 references. (LB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Note: For the journal as a whole, see FL 019 498.