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dc.contributor.authorMacer, Courtney Ann
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-29T04:30:21Z
dc.date.available2015-07-29T04:30:21Z
dc.date.issued2014-12
dc.identifier.othermacer_courtney_a_201412_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/macer_courtney_a_201412_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/31471
dc.description.abstractTheories of language acquisition support the idea that experience in a language during early childhood is crucial to developing native-like phonology in that language. However, less support exists for the idea that these benefits persist into adulthood if speaking is nearly or totally discontinued after childhood. The present study aims to evaluate the accessibility and potential for re-learning native-like phonology during adulthood after a long period without spoken experience in the target language. Using a methodology loosely adapted from Oh et al.’s (2003) study, perception and production of Korean sounds by native speakers of Korean were compared to those of adult heritage speakers, childhood heritage speakers, and second language speakers. Each non-native group of participants was enrolled in college Korean language classes, subdivided into “novice” and “experienced” instructional levels. The results indicate that heritage speakers became native-like in their perception and production of Korean tense and lax stops more quickly than non-heritage speakers.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightsOn Campus Only Until 2016-12-01
dc.subjectHeritage language
dc.subjectSecond language acquisition
dc.subjectLanguage learning
dc.subjectPhonology
dc.subjectNative-likeness
dc.subjectNew theory of disuse
dc.subjectStorage strength
dc.subjectRetrieval strength
dc.subjectCritical period hypothesis
dc.subjectKorean
dc.titleRelearning heritage language phonology
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentLinguistics Program
dc.description.majorLinguistics
dc.description.advisorMargaret Renwick
dc.description.committeeMargaret Renwick
dc.description.committeeVictoria Hasko
dc.description.committeeLinda Harklau


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