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Production in English Laterals by Early Sequential Spanish-English Bilinguals

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1. Title Title of document Production in English Laterals by Early Sequential Spanish-English Bilinguals - Romance-Germanic Bilingual Phonology
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Mehmet Yavaş; Florida International University;
3. Subject Discipline(s) Linguistics
4. Subject Keyword(s) laterals; Spanish-English bilinguals; interlanguage phonology; markedness; equivalence classification; similarity differential hypothesis' L1 interference; age of learning
5. Subject Subject classification phonology
6. Description Abstract This chapter examines the patterns of acquisition of the English laterals by early sequential Spanish-English bilinguals. Spanish /l/ is always ‘clear’, while Am. English /l/ shows degrees of ‘dark’, depending on the context. (Quilis et. al, 1979; Carter & Local, 2007). 30 participants, with average age of English acquisition 4:6 are included in the study. Productuions are acoustically analyzed.

Research questions include 1) Are productions of early sequential bilinguals different from those of monolinguals with respect to English laterals? 2) If so, are there contextual factors? and 3) Does age of leaning explain the different performances of individual subjects? Results support Flege’s (1995) ‘equivalence classification, and Major’s (2001) “Similarity Differential Hypothesis’ in that dissimilar phenomena are acquired at faster rates than similar phenomena.

7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 16-Jan-2017
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
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12. Format File format PDF
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14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.27353
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Romance-Germanic Bilingual Phonology
16. Language English=en en
18. Coverage Geo-spatial location, chronological period, research sample (gender, age, etc.) world,
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