English with a Latin Beat

Studies in Portuguese/Spanish–English Interphonology

| Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
| Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
ISBN 9789027241429 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027292797 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
Although it has long been recognized that second language pronunciation is strongly influenced by the native language, second language phonology has only become a recognized area of study during the last thirty years. While English has been the most frequent target language involved, the learners' L1s have varied greatly. This is the first collection to gather together studies involving English learners whose L1 is Spanish or Brazilian Portuguese, two closely-related languages with important phonological differences. The research covers vowel perception and production, syllable simplification strategies, word and compound stress, and vowel reduction. While the papers confirm the important role of the native language, they also shed light on the sometimes subtle and unexpected ways in which this variable interacts with universal markedness relationships to determine the formation of phonetic categories and their use in perception and production. These eleven carefully conducted empirical studies will provide insights for practitioners and stimulate further research.
[Studies in Bilingualism, 31]  2006.  vi, 214 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Barbara O. Baptista and Michael Alan Watkins
Part I. Segmental-level studies: Vowels
Adult phonetic learning of a second language vowel system
Barbara O. Baptista
The phonological and phonetic development of new vowel contrasts in Spanish learners of English
Paola Escudero
Age and native language influence on the perception of English vowels
Francisco Gallardo del Puerto, María Luisa García Lecumberri and Jasone Cenoz
Part II. Syllable-level studies: Codas and onset clusters
The influence of voicing and sonority relationships on the production of English final consonants
Barbara O. Baptista and Jair L.A. da Silva Filho
Perception and production of vowel paragoge by Brazilian EFL students
Rosana D. Koerich
The sonority cycle and the acquisition of complex onsets
Robert Stephen Carlisle
The influence of voicing on the production of initial /s/-clusters by Brazilian learners
Jeanne Teixeira Rebello and Barbara O. Baptista
Production of English initial /s/-clusters by speakers of Brazilian Portuguese and Argentine Spanish
Andréia Schurt Rauber
Part III. Prosodic-level studies: Stress and rhythm
Variability in the use of weak forms of prepositions
Michael Alan Watkins
Perception of double stress by Spanish learners of English
María Luisa García Lecumberri
The production of compound stress by Brazilian learners of English
Luiz Armando Silveiro and Michael Alan Watkins
Author index
Subject Index
“The volume is superbly well written and organized and, as the first collection to gather studies involving the acquisition of L2 English from the perspective of those who speak English ''with a Latin beat'', it should be considered a starting point for researchers and graduate-level students interested in the subject.”
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2006043045 | Marc record