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ERIC Number: EJ777259
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 40
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0272-2631
Developmental Sequences in the Acquisition of English L2 Syllable Codas: A Preliminary Study
Hansen, Jette G.
Studies in Second Language Acquisition, v26 n1 p85-124 Mar 2004
This study examines the acquisition of English syllable codas by two native speakers of Vietnamese. Data were collected at three intervals over 1 year. Results indicate that a developmental sequence may exist and that this sequence may not be linear, with some longer (i.e., two and three member) codas emerging before some singleton codas. Furthermore, it was found that production type (e.g., with epenthesis or feature change) differed significantly by coda type and was indicative of acquisition processes. Finally, linguistic environment (preceding and following) and grammatical conditioning were found to significantly affect coda production and development. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Language: English
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