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Second Language Speech

Theory and Practice


Laura Colantoni, University of Toronto, Jeffrey Steele, University of Toronto, Paola Escudero, University of Western Sydney


Second language acquisition has rapidly grown as a field over the past decade, as our knowledge of the ways in which children and adults learn and use a second language has become crucial for effective language teaching. In addition to this important 'applied' function, research into second language acquisition has also informed the fields of linguistics and psychology in general, as it has shed light on the differences between native and non-native models of human language and cognition. The focus…

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Key features

  • The first ever textbook to introduce the methods, techniques and background to research in second language speech
  • Compares second language speech across the three main second languages taught in North America and Europe (English, French and Spanish)
  • Each chapter includes review questions, and most chapters include 'tutorial' and 'lab' sections with practical exercises

About the book

  • DOI
  • Subjects Applied Linguistics,Language and Linguistics,Phonetics and Phonology
  • Format: Hardback
    • Publication date: 12 November 2015
    • ISBN: 9781107018341
    • Dimensions (mm): 247 x 174 mm
    • Weight: 0.99kg
    • Contains: 43 b/w illus. 4 tables
    • Page extent: 428 pages
    • Availability: In stock
  • Format: Paperback
    • Publication date: 12 November 2015
    • ISBN: 9781107655751
    • Dimensions (mm): 247 x 174 mm
    • Weight: 0.84kg
    • Contains: 43 b/w illus. 4 tables
    • Page extent: 430 pages
    • Availability: Temporarily unavailable - no date available
  • Format: Digital
    • Publication date: 28 May 2018
    • ISBN: 9781139087636

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