second language, learning, dialect acquisition
Several factors influence whether or not second language (L2) learners are able to perceive and produce the L2 accurately. Some of these factors are experiential, such as the learner’s age at the time of L2 acquisition (Mackay, Flege, & Imai, 2006; Aoyama, Flege, Guion, Akahane-Yamada, & Yamada, 2002), length of residence in the target language and/or country (Flege & Liu, 2001; Flege, Bohn, & Jang, 1997), and amount of daily use of the L2 (Mackay, Meador, & Flege, 2001), to name just a few. While these factors most likely influence L2 learners of all ages, previous research suggests that amount of experience and amount of daily L2 use may influence adult L2 learners more than child L2 learners (Baker & Trofimovich, 2006a).
Original Publication Citation
Baker, W. (2008). Social, experimental and psychological factors affecting L2 dialect acquisition. M. Bowles, R. Foote, S. Perpiñán, and Rakesh Bhatt. Selected Proceedings of the 2007 Second Language Research Forum. (pp. 187-198). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Baker-Smemoe, Wendy, "Social, Experiential and Psychological Factors Affecting L2 Dialect Acquisition" (2008). Faculty Publications. 5915.
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© 2008 Wendy Baker
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