ERIC Number: EJ550679
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Optimal L2 Syllables: Interactions of Transfer and Developmental Effects.
Hancin-Bhatt, Barbara; Bhatt, Rakesh M.
Studies in Second Language Acquisition, v19 n3 p331-78 Sep 1997
Presents evidence of a study of speakers of English as a Second Language that cross-language transfer effects interact with developmental effects in the construction of second language (L2) syllable structures. Argues that the optimality theory provides a more explicit account than the minimal sonority distance parameter setting model regarding these interactions. (58 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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