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Clàudia Pons-Moll

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Morphologically Driven Underapplication, Lexical Exceptions, Loanword Phonology And Foreign Language Acquisition. Which Is Their Lowest Common Denominator», Clàudia Pons-Moll Jan 2009

Morphologically Driven Underapplication, Lexical Exceptions, Loanword Phonology And Foreign Language Acquisition. Which Is Their Lowest Common Denominator», Clàudia Pons-Moll

Clàudia Pons-Moll

Languages exhibit a set of phonological processes which underapply due to morphological reasons, which have lexical exceptions and which show a peculiar behavior in loanword phonology. The purpose of this paper is to draw attention to the correlation between these three circumstances, and to investigate its consequences on second language acquisition. We show how a gradation can be made between the processes that meet all these three circumstances, the processes that just meet some of them and the processes that do not meet any one. In order to illustrate our argument, we will focus on some well-known Catalan phenomena (i ...