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Phonology: Quantitative Methods

  1. Ron I. Thomson

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0912

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Thomson, R. I. 2012. Phonology: Quantitative Methods. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


The development of second language (L2) phonology is typically investigated either by asking human listeners to evaluate speech (e.g., Munro & Derwing, 2008), or through reference to acoustic properties associated with specific sound categories (e.g., Thomson, Nearey, & Derwing, 2009).


  • assessment methods in applied linguistics;
  • phonetics;
  • phonology;
  • research methods in applied linguistics;
  • pronunciation