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ERIC Number: EJ256602
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
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ISSN: ISSN-0039-8322
The Phonological Basis of Foreign Accent: A Hypothesis.
Flege, James Emil
TESOL Quarterly, v15 n4 p443-55 Dec 1981
Discusses foreign language pronunciation from phonetic difference and phonetic learning viewpoints. Proposes phonological translation hypothesis based on assumption that neither physiological maturation nor neurological reorganization is as important for adults learning a foreign language without an accent as the tendency of mature speakers to interpret sounds in a foreign language in terms of sounds in native language. (Author/BK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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