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ERIC Number: EJ879319
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1479-0718
Pushing the Positive: Encouraging Phonological Transfer from L2 to L3
Marx, Nicole; Mehlhorn, Grit
International Journal of Multilingualism, v7 n1 p4-18 Feb 2010
Compared to monolinguals, multilingual learners possess a larger repertoire of phonetic-phonological parameters, have a higher degree of language and meta-linguistic awareness, and have developed increased phonological knowledge. This, combined with the increased cognitive flexibility that accompanies experienced learners, supports their acquisition of the pronunciation of further foreign languages. This paper first considers the dearth of research in the field of L3 phonology with respect to transfer phenomena. In a second step, it explores phonetic similarities between English (as L2) and German (as L3) which can be used to promote positive transfer by learners of the target language German, before turning to pedagogical implications of these similarities. Finally, we consider the necessity for further research in the area of L3 phonetics, especially when considering language constellations whereby L2 and L3 are more closely related to each other than to the L1. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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