This volume is a collection of 13 chapters, each devoted to a particular issue that is crucial to our understanding of the way learners acquire, learn, and use an L2 sound system. In addition, it spans both theory and application in L2 phonology. The book is divided into three parts, with each section unified by broad thematic content: Part I, "Theoretical Issues and Frameworks in L2 Phonology," lays the groundwork for examining L2 phonological acquisition. Part II, "Second Language Speech Perception and Production," examines these two aspects of L2 speech in more detail. Finally, Part III, "Technology, Training, and Curriculum," bridges the gap between theory and practice. Each chapter examines theoretical frameworks, major research findings (both classic and recent), methodological issues and choices for conducting research in a particular area of L2 phonology, and major implications of the research findings for more general models of language acquisition and/or pedagogy.
1. Introduction (by Hansen Edwards, Jette G.); 2. Part I: Theoretical issues and frameworks in L2 phonology; 3. 1. Phonological acquisition in a first language (by Ohala, Diane K.); 4. 2. Exploring the role of age in the acquisition of a second language phonology (by Ioup, Georgette); 5. 3. Transfer in second language phonology: A review (by Major, Roy C.); 6. 4. Typological markedness and second language phonology (by Eckman, Fred); 7. 5. Second language phonology in optimality theory (by Hancin-Bhatt, Barbara); 8. Part II. Second language speech perception and production; 9. 6. Speech perception in second language learners: The re-education of selective perception (by Strange, Winifred); 10. 7. Foreign accent and speech intelligibility (by Munro, Murray J.); 11. 8. L2 speech production research: Findings, issues, and advances (by Zampini, Mary L.); 12. 9. Social factors and variation in production in L2 phonology (by Hansen Edwards, Jette G.); 13. Part III. Technology, training, and curriculum; 14. 10. Training non-native language sound patterns: Lessons from training Japanese adults on the English /(R)/ - /l/ contrast (by Bradlow, Ann R.); 15. 11. Ultrasound imaging applications in second language acquisition (by Gick, Bryan); 16. 12. Technologies for prosody in context: Past and future of L2 research and practice (by Chun, Dorothy M.); 17. 13. Curriculum issues in teaching pronunciation to second language learners (by Derwing, Tracey M.); 18. Author index; 19. Subject index