Ellenor M. Shoemaker

List of John Benjamins publications for which Ellenor M. Shoemaker plays a role.


The beginning stages of speech segmentation in a second language (L2) have received little attention to date. The literature on L2 phonological acquisition tends to focus on learner populations who have access to discrete (orthographic) forms through exposure to the L2 in a classroom setting.… read more
Hinz, Johanna, Carina Krause, Rebekah Rast, Ellenor M. Shoemaker and Marzena Watorek 2013 Initial processing of morphological marking in nonnative language acquisition: Evidence from French and German learners of PolishEUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 13 (2013), Roberts, Leah, Anna Ewert, Miroslaw Pawlak and Magdalena Wrembel (eds.), pp. 139–175 | Article
This paper addresses the question of how learners break into a novel morpho-syntactic system, extract elements of this new system from the input they receive, process them, and begin to acquire the new system. The data for this project were collected as part of a large European project (VILLA –… read more
This article presents an overview of empirical findings to date concerning the acquisition of liaison in French as a first and second language (L1 and L2, respectively). We present data culled from production studies as well as from psycholinguistic experimentation involving various paradigms. Our… read more
Shoemaker, Ellenor M. 2010 The exploitation of fine phonetic detail in the processing of L2 FrenchResearch in Second Language Processing and Parsing, VanPatten, Bill and Jill Jegerski (eds.), pp. 259–280 | Article
French is a language that poses particular difficulties for the second language (L2) learner in the processing of continuous speech. The phonological processes of liaison and enchainement (resyllabification), can render syllable and word boundaries ambiguous (e.g. un air ‘a melody’ and un nerf ‘a… read more