By Enlli Mon Thomas, Ineke Mennen
This publication presents a modern method of the learn of bilingualism. Drawing on contributions from prime specialists within the box, this booklet brings jointly - in one quantity - a variety of the intriguing paintings carried out as a part of the programme of the ESRC Centre for study on Bilingualism in conception and perform at Bangor college, Wales.
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His results Maturat ional Constraint s in Bilingual Speech 27 revealed that ‘to a greater or lesser extent, all the subjects suffered loss of native English proficiency’ (1992: 200), in that their VOT’s were significantly shorter than in English norms. In general, there was also a correlation between proficiency in the L2, measured according to the realisation of Portuguese-like VOT, and amount of changes in the L1. On average, the shorter the VOT (less native-like) in the English casual speech of his participants, the shorter their Portuguese VOT was (more native-like).
2 Maturational Constraints in Bilingual Speech Esther de Leeuw Introduction Most research concentrates on how the first language (L1) influences the second language (L2), but some research has shown that it is possible for late consecutive bilinguals to perform deviantly from native speaker norms in L1 speech. This chapter will deal with research in this area, here termed L1 attrition in the phonetic domain. Initially, the definition of L1 attrition is discussed, followed by an overview of research findings pertaining to L1 attrition in the domain of phonetics in late consecutive bilinguals.
2001) and are commonly impaired in paediatric clients with speech impairments (Chin & Dinnsen, 1992). The present study aims to contribute to this line of research by investigating the acquisition of onset clusters in Welsh-English bilingual children differing in language dominance. Consonant clusters and their acquisition in monolinguals Consonant clusters are sequences of consonants produced in temporal succession without an intervening vowel. They may occur in syllableinitial position as onset clusters, as in play [plεɪ], or in syllable-final position in coda clusters, as in ask [ɑsk].
Advances in the Study of Bilingualism by Enlli Mon Thomas, Ineke Mennen