ERIC Number: EJ306901
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1984
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Sandhi-Variation: A Filter of Input for Learners of ESL.
Henrichsen, Lynn E.
Language Learning, v34 n3 p103-26 Sep 1984
Conducted experiment to determine how the presence of sandhi-variation, a common characteristic of spoken English that reduces the perceptual saliency of many of its features, affects the comprehensibility of English unit. Results indicated that sandhi-variation is an important input-intake filter for English learners but not for those whose knowledge of English is sufficient to compensate for reduced perceptual saliency. (SL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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