The Acquisition of Community Speech Norms by Asian Immigrants Learning English as a Second Language: a preliminary study

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dc.contributor.authorAdamson, H. D. (Hugh Douglas)-
dc.contributor.authorRegan, Vera-
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-18T14:31:36Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-18T14:31:36Z-
dc.date.copyright1991 Cambridge University Pressen
dc.date.issued1991-03-
dc.identifier.citationStudies in Second Language Acquisitionen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/3963-
dc.description.abstractWe investigate Vietnamese and Cambodian immigrants' acquisition of the variable (ing), which occurs in progressive tenses, participles, noun phrases, etc., and which can be pronounced [iŋ] or [In]. A VARBRUL 2 program analysis of native speaker speech shows that the production of (ing) is constrained by phonological, grammatical, stylistic, and social factors. An analysis of the nonnative speakers' acquisition of these norms shows that [In] is more frequent before anterior segments (reflecting ease of articulation), and that males use [In] more frequently than females, especially in monitored speech (perhaps reflecting their desire to accommodate to a male native speaker norm rather than to an overall native speaker norm). The analysis also shows evidence of grammatical constraints which are different from those in the native speakers' speech. This difference may reflect the fact that it is easier to acquire the [In] variant in “frozen forms,” such as prepositions, than in productive rules.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen
dc.subject.lcshSecond language acquisitionen
dc.subject.lcshImmigrants--Languageen
dc.titleThe Acquisition of Community Speech Norms by Asian Immigrants Learning English as a Second Language: a preliminary studyen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.internal.authorcontactothervera.regan@ucd.ie-
dc.internal.availabilityFull text availableen
dc.statusPeer revieweden
dc.identifier.volume13en
dc.identifier.issue1en
dc.identifier.startpage1en
dc.identifier.endpage22en
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0272263100009694-
dc.neeo.contributorAdamson|H. D. (Hugh Douglas)|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorRegan|Vera|aut|-
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dc.description.adminDG 09/11/12en
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dc.date.updated2012-11-09T09:24:40Z-
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