Alexander L. Francis

List of John Benjamins publications for which Alexander L. Francis plays a role.


Bilinguals’ attitudes toward their languages can be a major source of linguistic variability. However, the effect of attitudes on crosslinguistic phonetic interactions in bilinguals remains largely unexplored. This study investigated the possibility of such effects in Cantonese-English bilinguals… read more | Article
Llanos, Fernando, Olga Dmitrieva, Alexander L. Francis and Amanda Shultz. 2015. Temporal and spectral dependencies in the processing of Spanish and English stop consonant voicing. Hispanic Linguistics at the Crossroads: Theoretical linguistics, language acquisition and language contact, Klassen, Rachel, Juana M. Liceras and Elena Valenzuela (eds.), pp. 113–126
Previous findings show that listeners do not rely on onset f0 when processing stop consonant voicing with lead VOT (Llanos et al., 2013). According to a temporal-based account, onset f0 has no effect because the voicing decision is biased by the presence of prevoicing that precedes the occurrence… read more | Article
Cristià, Alejandrina, Amanda Seidl and Alexander L. Francis. 2011. Phonological features in infancy. Where Do Phonological Features Come From?: Cognitive, physical and developmental bases of distinctive speech categories, Clements, G. Nick and Rachid Ridouane (eds.), pp. 303–326
Features serve two main functions in the phonology of languages: they encode the distinction between pairs of contrastive phonemes (distinctive function); and they delimit sets of sounds that participate in phonological processes and patterns (classificatory function). We summarize evidence from a… read more | Article