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ERIC Number: EJ555593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0272-2631
Age and Ultimate Attainment in the Pronunciation of a Foreign Language.
Bongaerts, Theo; van Summeren, Chantal; Planken, Brigette; Schils, Erik
Studies in Second Language Acquisition, v19 n4 p447-65 Dec 1997
Reports on two studies addressing the issue of ultimate attainment of pronunciation by late second-language learners. Findings indicate that it is not impossible to achieve an authentic, nativelike pronunciation of a second language after a specified biological time. The article argues that certain learner characteristics and learning contexts may synergize to override the disadvantages of a late start. (38 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)