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Improvement in young Adults’ second-language pronunciation after short-term immersion

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Improvement in young Adults’ second-language pronunciation after short-term immersion. / Højen, Anders.

A sound approach to language matters: in honor of Ocke-Schwen Bohn. ed. / Anne Mette Nyvad; Michaela Hejná; Anders Højen; Anna Bothe Jespersen; Mette Hjortshøj Sørensen. Aarhus : AU Library Scholarly Publishing Services, 2019. p. 543-560.

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Harvard

Højen, A 2019, Improvement in young Adults’ second-language pronunciation after short-term immersion. in AM Nyvad, M Hejná, A Højen, A Bothe Jespersen & M Hjortshøj Sørensen (eds), A sound approach to language matters: in honor of Ocke-Schwen Bohn. AU Library Scholarly Publishing Services, Aarhus , pp. 543-560. https://doi.org/10.7146/aul.322.218

APA

Højen, A. (2019). Improvement in young Adults’ second-language pronunciation after short-term immersion. In A. M. Nyvad, M. Hejná, A. Højen, A. Bothe Jespersen, & M. Hjortshøj Sørensen (Eds.), A sound approach to language matters: in honor of Ocke-Schwen Bohn (pp. 543-560). AU Library Scholarly Publishing Services. https://doi.org/10.7146/aul.322.218

CBE

Højen A. 2019. Improvement in young Adults’ second-language pronunciation after short-term immersion. Nyvad AM, Hejná M, Højen A, Bothe Jespersen A, Hjortshøj Sørensen M, editors. In A sound approach to language matters: in honor of Ocke-Schwen Bohn. Aarhus : AU Library Scholarly Publishing Services. pp. 543-560. https://doi.org/10.7146/aul.322.218

MLA

Højen, Anders "Improvement in young Adults’ second-language pronunciation after short-term immersion"., Nyvad, Anne Mette, Hejná, Michaela Højen, Anders Bothe Jespersen, Anna Hjortshøj Sørensen, Mette (editors). A sound approach to language matters: in honor of Ocke-Schwen Bohn. Aarhus : AU Library Scholarly Publishing Services. 2019, 543-560. https://doi.org/10.7146/aul.322.218

Vancouver

Højen A. Improvement in young Adults’ second-language pronunciation after short-term immersion. In Nyvad AM, Hejná M, Højen A, Bothe Jespersen A, Hjortshøj Sørensen M, editors, A sound approach to language matters: in honor of Ocke-Schwen Bohn. Aarhus : AU Library Scholarly Publishing Services. 2019. p. 543-560 https://doi.org/10.7146/aul.322.218

Author

Højen, Anders. / Improvement in young Adults’ second-language pronunciation after short-term immersion. A sound approach to language matters: in honor of Ocke-Schwen Bohn. editor / Anne Mette Nyvad ; Michaela Hejná ; Anders Højen ; Anna Bothe Jespersen ; Mette Hjortshøj Sørensen. Aarhus : AU Library Scholarly Publishing Services, 2019. pp. 543-560

Bibtex

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