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ERIC Number: EJ777278
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
Pages: 37
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0272-2631
From Phonemic Differences to Constraint Rankings: Research on Second Language Phonology
Eckman, Fred R.
Studies in Second Language Acquisition, v26 n4 p513-549 Dec 2004
This article surveys the development of second language (L2) phonology over the last 40-50 years. Research in this area has grown from analyzing learners' errors in terms of Contrastive Analysis to proposals explaining L2 sound patterns in terms of constraints on interlanguage grammar. Although native language transfer has endured as one source of learner constraints, researchers have, over the years, shown the necessity of phonological universals in explaining L2 phonologies. More recently, L2 phonologists have provided insightful analyses through constraint-based grammars within the framework of Optimality Theory. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Language: English
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