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Phonological representations in children's native and non-native lexicon

Ellen Simon UGent, Matthias Sjerps and Paula Fikkert (2014) BILINGUALISM-LANGUAGE AND COGNITION. 17(1). p.3-21
abstract
This study investigated the phonological representations of vowels in children's native and non-native lexicons. Two experiments were mispronunciation tasks (i.e., a vowel in words was substituted by another vowel from the same language). These were carried out by Dutch-speaking 9-12-year-old children and Dutch-speaking adults, in their native (Experiment 1, Dutch) and non-native (Experiment 2, English) language. A third experiment tested vowel discrimination. In Dutch, both children and adults could accurately detect mispronunciations. In English, adults, and especially children, detected substitutions of native vowels (i.e., vowels that are present in the Dutch inventory) by non-native vowels more easily than changes in the opposite direction. Experiment 3 revealed that children could accurately discriminate most of the vowels. The results indicate that children's L1 categories strongly influenced their perception of English words. However, the data also reveal a hint of the development of L2 phoneme categories.
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VOWEL PERCEPTION, VERTICAL-BAR, SPEECH-PERCEPTION, mispronunciation detection, vowels, child L2, phonological representations, CONTRASTS, ACQUISITION, DISCRIMINATION, INFANTS, CONSONANTS, ENGLISH, LANGUAGE
journal title
BILINGUALISM-LANGUAGE AND COGNITION
volume
17
issue
1
pages
3 - 21
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000332384200002
JCR category
LINGUISTICS
JCR impact factor
2.009 (2014)
JCR rank
6/172 (2014)
JCR quartile
1 (2014)
ISSN
1366-7289
DOI
10.1017/S1366728912000764
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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3174741
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-3174741
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2013-03-26 11:05:17
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2016-12-19 15:45:59
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  author       = {Simon, Ellen and Sjerps, Matthias and Fikkert, Paula},
  issn         = {1366-7289},
  journal      = {BILINGUALISM-LANGUAGE AND COGNITION},
  keyword      = {VOWEL PERCEPTION,VERTICAL-BAR,SPEECH-PERCEPTION,mispronunciation detection,vowels,child L2,phonological representations,CONTRASTS,ACQUISITION,DISCRIMINATION,INFANTS,CONSONANTS,ENGLISH,LANGUAGE},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {3--21},
  title        = {Phonological representations in children's native and non-native lexicon},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1366728912000764},
  volume       = {17},
  year         = {2014},
}

Chicago
Simon, Ellen, Matthias Sjerps, and Paula Fikkert. 2014. “Phonological Representations in Children’s Native and Non-native Lexicon.” Bilingualism-language and Cognition 17 (1): 3–21.
APA
Simon, E., Sjerps, M., & Fikkert, P. (2014). Phonological representations in children’s native and non-native lexicon. BILINGUALISM-LANGUAGE AND COGNITION, 17(1), 3–21.
Vancouver
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Simon E, Sjerps M, Fikkert P. Phonological representations in children’s native and non-native lexicon. BILINGUALISM-LANGUAGE AND COGNITION. 2014;17(1):3–21.
MLA
Simon, Ellen, Matthias Sjerps, and Paula Fikkert. “Phonological Representations in Children’s Native and Non-native Lexicon.” BILINGUALISM-LANGUAGE AND COGNITION 17.1 (2014): 3–21. Print.