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ERIC Number: EJ1042234
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 23
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ISSN: ISSN-0142-6001
Exceptional Outcomes in L2 Phonology: The Critical Factors of Learner Engagement and Self-Regulation
Moyer, Alene
Applied Linguistics, v35 n4 p418-440 Sep 2014
A number of studies attest to the late language learner's ability to attain native-like outcomes in morphology and syntax, with accent often the only linguistic hint of their non-native status. Nevertheless, some do end up sounding native-like despite a late start. This article explores possible explanations for "exceptional" outcomes in L2 phonology, specifically, whether such learners' abilities are due to innate talent, a metacognitive learning approach, a certain social-psychological orientation, or specific kinds of experience. Various learners profiles are compared, an argument is made for learner engagement and self-regulation, and areas for future research are outlined.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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