1. Introduction English is characterized by presenting vowel reduction in unstressed vowels, usually represented phonologically as /ə/. This phonological phenomenon has been proven to be difficult to reproduce by learners of L1s that do not present this spectral cue to word stress (Flege & Bohn, 1989; Lee et al.
Introduction English has a high functional load voice contrast between /s/ and /z/, which is active word-initially (sing /s/ - zing /z/), word-medially (fussy /s/ - fuzzy /z/) and word-finally (rice /s/ - rise /z/).
Introduction This study investigates the pronunciation of morphemic -s in L2 English by L1 French, L1 Italian and L1 Spanish learners. Morphemic -s can be a flectional suffix expressing plurality, 3rd person, genitive, or clitic forms of is and has.
We investigate the acquisition of /s/ - /z/ in L2 English by comparing contexts in which these sounds have a phonemic value vs contexts in which they are determined by a voice assimilation rule. We observe English L2 productions by French L1, Northern Italian L1 and Southern American Spanish L1 learners, on the assumption that the three groups will show different patterns depending on the status of [s] and [z] in their L1s.
This study investigates the progressive voice assimilation rule in word-final morphemic -s in L2 English. We have analyzed data from the IPCE-IPAC corpus of learner oral productions, by measuring periodicity for all learner realizations of morphemic …
This study investigates the pronunciation of the -s inflectional suffix in L2 English by L1 French, L1 Italian and L1 Spanish learners. As is well known, this suffix is used in English to express plurality, 3rd person singular, and genitive. …
The Corpus InterLangue project: storing language learner data in a Huma-Num Nakala1 database for automatic online retrieval Project definition The Corpus InterLangue (CIL) project is a collection of spoken and written productions from learners of English and French as second languages (L2).