acquisition

the /s/~/z/ voice contrast in L1 French, L1 Spanish and L1 Italian learners of L2 English

In this study we present a comparative corpus-based analysis of the English /s - z/ voice contrast for three L1 groups of learners. The acoustic analysis of periodicity and duration for target segments confirms expectations based on L1 transfer and …

Voice assimilation of inflectional /z/ in the L2 English of L1 French, L1 Italian and L1 Spanish learners

This study investigates the progressive voice assimilation rule in word-final inflectional /z/ in L2 English. We analyzed data from the IPCE-IPAC corpus of learner oral productions, by measuring periodicity for all learner realizations of word-final …