Discuss L2 research
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How the model developed over time. What it predicts and what it
does NOT predict
Primary findings over the years, including age effects, foreign
accent in children, and factors that predict foreign accent.
How important is input to successful L2 learning? What are the
sources of input a learner is likely to receive?
The SLM hypothesizes that, for most L2 sounds, the accuracy of
perception sets an uppoer limit on production accuracy
The criteria you use in selecting Ss for a study depend largely on
what are your research goals.
"Age" effects are difficult to quantify because the age factor is
confounded with so many other relevant variables
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Most studies of L2 speech learning reveal substantial differences
between individual Ss, especially late learners.