Publications:

 

Birdsong, D. (2009). Age and the end state of second language acquisition. In W. Ritchie & T. Bhatia (Eds.), The new handbook of Second Language Acquisition. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Birdsong, D. (2009). Uninterpretable features: Psychology and plasticity in L2 learnability. Second Language Research.

adobe pdf image Shoemaker, E. & Birdsong, D. (2008.) La résolution de la liaison en français par des locuteurs natifs et non-natifs. Acquisition et Interaction en Langue Etrangère, 27, 43-62.
adobe pdf image Birdsong, D., & Paik, J.  (2008).  Second language acquisition and ultimate attainment.  In B. Spolsky & F. Hult (Eds.) Handbook of educational linguistics (pp. 424-436). London: Blackwell.

Birdsong, D. (2007). Nativelike pronunciation among late learners of French as a second language.
In O.-S. Bohn & M. Munro (Eds.), Language Experience in Second Language Speech Learning. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 

Birdsong, D. (2006). Age and second language acquisition and processing: A selective overview.  Language Learning, 56, 9-49.
Birdsong, D. (2006). Dominance, proficiency, and second language grammatical processing. Applied Psycholinguistics, 27, 1-3.
Flege, J., Birdsong, D., Bialystok, E., Mack, M., Sung, H., Tsukada, K. (2006). Degree of foreign accent in English sentences produced by Korean children and adults. Journal of Phonetics, 33, 153-175.
Birdsong, D. (2005). Why not fossilization. In Z.-H. Hahn & T. Odlin (Eds.), Studies of fossilization in second language acquisition (pp. 173-188). Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.
Birdsong, D. (2005). Nativelikeness and non-nativelikeness in L2A research.  International Review of Applied Linguistics, 43, 319-328. 
Tsukada, K., Birdsong, D., Bialystok, E.,Mack, M., Sung, H., Flege, J. (2005). A developmental study of English vowel production and perception by native Korean adults and children. Journal of Phonetics, 33, 263-290.
Birdsong, D. (2005). Interpreting age effects in second language acquisition. In J. Kroll & A. DeGroot (Eds.),  Handbook of bilingualism: Psycholinguistic perspectives  (pp. 109-127). Oxford: Oxford U. Press.
Tsukada, K., Birdsong, D., Mack, M., Sung, H., Bialystok, E., & Flege, J. (2004). Release bursts in English word-final voiceless stops: A cross-sectional and longitudinal study of Korean adults' and children's speech production. Phonetica, 61, 67-83.
Birdsong, D. (2004). Second language acquisition and ultimate attainment. In A. Davies & C. Elder (Eds.),  Handbook of applied linguistics (pp. 82-105) London: Blackwell.
Birdsong, D. (2003). Authenticité de prononciation en français L2 chez des apprenants tardifs anglophones: Analyses segmentales et globales.  Acquisition et Interaction en Langue Étrangère, 18, 17-36.
Birdsong, D., & Flege, J. E. (2001). Regular-irregular dissociations in the acquisition of English as a second language.  BUCLD 25:  Proceedings of the 25th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 123-132). Boston, MA: Cascadilla Press.