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ERIC Number: EJ838455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1479-0718
Is L3 Phonological Competence Affected by the Learner's Level of Bilingualism?
del Puerto, Francisco Gallardo
International Journal of Multilingualism, v4 n1 p1-16 Apr 2007
Research on the effect of bilingualism on third language acquisition was initially set in the framework of the study of potential differences between monolinguals acquiring a second language and bilinguals learning a third language. However, many authors have already started to concentrate on third language acquisition itself, and have investigated if there are any differences with regard to target language competence as a function of certain characteristics of the bilingual learner. The number of specific studies on the acquisition of phonology in a third language is extremely limited, though. The article presented here reports a research study on the phonological acquisition of English as a foreign language in an institutional context and, specifically, examines the effect of different levels of bilingual proficiency on phonological competence in the third language. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain