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Language aptitude for pronunciation in advanced second language (L2) Learners: Behavioural predictors and neural substrates

Brain and Language 127(3):366 (2013) PMID 23273501

Highlights ► Phonetic coding ability & empathy predict advanced-stage pronunciation aptitude. ► This trait relied on the speech motor control and auditory-perception network. ► Phonological working memory account cannot explain advanced-stage L2 learning.

DOI: 10.1016/j.bandl.2012.11.006