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Author ' s personal copy Vowel perception and production in Turkish children acquiring L 2 German

  title={Author ' s personal copy Vowel perception and production in Turkish children acquiring L 2 German},
  author={Isabelle Darcy and Franziska Kr{\"u}ger},
First language (L1) phonological categories strongly influence late learners’ perception and production of second language (L2) categories. For learners who start learning an L2 early in life (‘‘early learners’’), this L1 influence appears to be substantially reduced or at least more variable. In this paper, we examine the age at which L1 vowel categories influence the acquisition of L2 vowels. We tested a child population with a very narrow range of age of first exposure, controlling for the… 
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