Keywords

second language, learning, dialect acquisition

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2008

Publisher

Cascadilla Proceedings Project

Language

English

College

Humanities

Department

Linguistics

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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