Introduction to the special issue: French liaison in second language acquisition

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This introduction to the special issue presents a brief overview of the phonological phenomenon of liaison in French, drawing on the morphosyntactic contexts of its use by native speakers. We outline previous research on liaison in second language acquisition, focusing on the challenges this phenomenon presents to learner comprehension and production, and on major findings in each area. We then present a synopsis of the articles in this special issue, which highlight key questions with regard to the development of this phonological feature in the learners’ French.


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  • University College Cork
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  • General Language Studies and Linguistics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
JournalLIA Language, Interaction and Acquisition
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019 May 20
Publication categoryResearch

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Martin Howard & Malin Ågren, 2019, In: LIA Language, Interaction and Acquisition. 10, 1, p. 11-21 11 p.

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