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ERIC Number: EJ1150177
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0261-4448
Autonomy in Second Language Phonology: Choice vs. Limits
Moyer, Alene
Language Teaching, v50 n3 p395-411 Jul 2017
Learning a new sound system poses challenges of a social, psychological, and cognitive nature, but the learner's decisions are key to ultimate attainment. This presentation focuses on two essential concepts: CHOICE, or how one wants to sound in the target language; and LIMITS, or various challenges to one's goals vis-a-vis accent. Qualitative and quantitative data underscore the relevance of autonomy as a guiding principle from which to explore related constructs such as self-determination, motivation, decision-making and self-concept. I also review several prominent LIMITS on phonological attainment to counterbalance and contextualize the aspect of CHOICE. Suggestions are given for both teaching and research that prioritize autonomy with reference to a complexity perspective.
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Language: English
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