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Plateaux in pronunciation: the case of French learners of English as a foreign language

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Show simple item record Farr, Fiona 2015-11-23T14:30:12Z 2015-11-23T14:30:12Z 2004
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Within the field of second language acquisition the question of cessation of learning short of the target language norms, particularly among adult populations, has been widely discussed since the term FOSSILIZATION was first coined by Selinker in 1972. This article briefly outlines the main theoretical concerns of this phenomenon, which has had various terminological badges over the past three decades. It then details an experimental study whose aim it was to uncover the destabilising potential of instruction on the pronunciation of advanced French learners of English as a Foreign Language who displayed fossilization tendencies. The results indicate significant improvements made by the experimental group relative to the control group. In conclusion it is deemed appropriate to classify such learners as stabilised and not permanently fossilized as changes in pronunciation systems can occur given optimal conditions of learning and exposure. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher IRAAL: Irish Association for Applied Linguistics en_US
dc.subject second language acquisition en_US
dc.subject learning en_US
dc.subject French learners en_US
dc.subject English en_US
dc.title Plateaux in pronunciation: the case of French learners of English as a foreign language en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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