The acquisition of German vowels by L1 speakers of English
Zinsmeister, Scott Bradley
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This study in L2 phonological acquisition recreates the conditions of a previous study on the matter by Ewa Jacewicz in 1999. It reviews the current literature in this field in order to provide the reader with an understanding of current theory and provides a detailed analysis of Jacewicz’ experiment. The experiment is then recreated in order to determine whether perception and production develop in L2 learning separately or along the same path in beginning language learners. The results of the replication are then compared with Jacewicz’ in order to confirm her findings that perception and production appear to develop along similar line or to indicate that further testing is need.