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How Denny Learned English

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Title:How Denny Learned English
Authors:Plaister, Ted
Contributors:University of Hawaii at Manoa. Department of English as a Second Language. (department)
Keywords:language acquisition
second language learners
phonological systems
english acquisition
Date Issued:1982
Abstract:Successful language learning, first and second, involves a lot of hard work. It is a myth that one learns her first language in the same manner that water removes itself from the backs of ducks. One simply doesn't beceome a good speaker, auder, reader, or –especially– writer of a language unless one puts a great deal of effort into it. This paper describes the linguistic odyssey of what I consider to be an optimally successful second language learner.
Pages/Duration:21 pages
Appears in Collections: Working Papers (1982-2000)

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