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Non-native Speech

A Corpus-based Analysis of Phonological and Phonetic Properties of L2 English and German

by Ulrike Gut (Author)
©2009 Postdoctoral Thesis 354 Pages
Series: English Corpus Linguistics, Volume 9

Summary

Based on an innovative corpus-based approach, this book offers a comprehensive survey of the phonological and phonetic properties of L2 speech in English and German. The first part of the book critically examines current theoretical models and research methodologies in the field of second language acquisition of phonology and describes the advances that have been made in corpus linguistics over the past few years – in particular, the development of phonological learner corpora. It furthermore presents the first learner corpus of L2 English and L2 German that is fully aligned and has extensive phonological annotations: the LeaP corpus. The second part of the book describes the results of the quantitative and qualitative corpus analyses in the following areas of non-native speech: fluency, final consonant cluster realisation, vowel reduction and speech rhythm, intonation and general foreign accent. In addition, the influence of many non-linguistic factors, including instruction and a stay abroad, on the phonological properties of non-native speech is explored.

Details

Pages
354
Year
2009
ISBN (PDF)
9783653011555
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631591154
DOI
10.3726/978-3-653-01155-5
Language
English
Publication date
2012 (February)
Keywords
Foreigner Second language acquisition in phonology Corpus linguistics L2 Aquisition
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2009. 354 pp., 3 fig., num. tables and graphs

Biographical notes

Ulrike Gut (Author)

The Author: Ulrike Gut holds the Chair for Applied English Linguistics at the University of Augsburg. She obtained first degrees in English, psychology and linguistics from the University of Mannheim and the University of Cambridge, gained a doctoral degree in English linguistics at the University of Mannheim and received her habilitation in English and phonetics from the University of Freiburg in the Breisgau. Her main research interests are phonetics and phonology, second language acquisition, corpus linguistics and varieties of English.

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