Publication details [#58189]

Schmid, Monika S. and Holger Hopp. 2013. Perceived foreign accent in first language attrition and second language acquisition: The impact of age of acquisition and bilingualism. Applied Psycholinguistics 34 (2) : 361–394.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
Cambridge University Press


This paper explores constraints on ultimate second language pronunciation ability in a direct comparison of perceived foreign accent of late German L2 learners and German first language attriters. Language acquisition from birth appears not enough to warrant nativelike pronunciation, and late language acquisition does not unavoidably impede it.