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Swedish word accent production by L2-speakers with different tonal L1s
Lund University.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Swedish Language.
2014 (English)In: 4 th International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages (TAL-2014) Nijmegen, The Netherlands May 13-16 2014, ISCA Archive , 2014, 59-62 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This study addresses the question of whether L1-speakers of Vietnamese – a tone language – and L1-speakers of Somali – a language with tonal accents – differ in degree of accuracy when producing words that carry either of the two tonal accents in L2-Swedish. Some previous studies suggest that it is an advantage when discriminating between different tones in another tone language, if a speaker’s L1 is also a tone language; while others show that this may not necessarily be the case. Accuracy was studied with the help of identification tests, and the results for the L2-speakers were matched with the results for L1-speakers. It is revealed that no adequate distinction is made between the tone accents by either of the two groups of L2-speakers. The two tonal patterns are equally often obscured by L1-speakers of Somali, whereas speakers of L1-Vietamese produced patterns that were more frequently identified as one of the Swedish word accents, but not the other one.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ISCA Archive , 2014. 59-62 p.
Keyword [en]
tone accent production in L2, tone accent identification, L1-Vietnamese, L1-Somali, tonal perception, foreign accent, L2-Swedish
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Humanities Specific Languages
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Humanities, Linguistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-38347OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-38347DiVA: diva2:766375
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The 4th International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages, Nijmegen, The Netherlands May 13-16, 2014
Available from: 2014-11-26 Created: 2014-11-26 Last updated: 2016-05-30Bibliographically approved

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