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Vowel length contrast and word stress in Somali-accented Swedish
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Swedish Language.
2014 (English)In: COPAL Concordia Working Papers in Applied Linguistics: Proceedings New Sounds 2013, 2014, Vol. 5, 771-782 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In recent years the situation on the Horn of Africa has meant that the number of people in Sweden whose mother tongue is Somali has increased. To better understand the specific difficulties for Somali speakers when learning Swedish as a second language, we need more knowledge about the differences as well as similarities between the two languages. Although there is a vowel length contrast in both languages, this study shows that speakers with Somali L1 have difficulty distinguishing between long and short vowels and consonants in the syllable in Swedish words, which makes native listeners confused. When producing minimal pairs with distinctive lexical word stress the L2‐learners do not use the same cues as native speakers, namely duration and pitch. These findings are important for the development of pedagogical strategies when teaching Somali speakers Swedish as their second language.

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2014. Vol. 5, 771-782 p.
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Humanities Specific Languages
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Humanities, Linguistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-38344OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-38344DiVA: diva2:766371
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New Sounds
Available from: 2014-11-26 Created: 2014-11-26 Last updated: 2015-04-23Bibliographically approved

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