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English Stop Production before a Nasal in Korean L2 Learners

Title
English Stop Production before a Nasal in Korean L2 Learners
Author
강현숙
Keywords
production forms of English stops before a nasal; an L2 phonological subsystem; L1 transfer; time of exposure to the L2
Issue Date
2018-03
Publisher
대한언어학회
Citation
언어학, v. 26, No. 1, Page. 1-22
Abstract
The present study examines the production forms of English stops before a nasal produced by Korean learners of English (L2). Korean L2 learners have to learn the phonetic and phonological properties of an English stop before a nasal as a stop is not allowed in this position in Korean. This study attempted first to investigate whether Korean L2 learners were able to establish an L2 phonological subsystem with distinct phonetic categories for English stops in this position, and then to uncover what acoustic values they exploited for these new categories depending on their L2 proficiency level. The results revealed that low-proficiency talkers showed considerable evidence of L1 interference; in some instances, they did not create a new category for a stop by substituting it with a nasal. In other instances, they inserted a vowel after it. They also realized voiceless stops with significantly longer voicing than those of native English talkers. In contrast, high-proficiency talkers realized voiced and voiceless stops with significantly longer stop closure than did native English talkers respectively. This paper showed that stop categories with different acoustic values were established by Korean learners of English compared to native English talkers and that the time of exposure to the L2 affected production forms as has been suggested in many previous studies.
URI
http://kiss.kstudy.com/thesis/thesis-view.asp?key=3587301http://repository.hanyang.ac.kr/handle/20.500.11754/105382
ISSN
1225-7141
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COLLEGE OF LANGUAGES & CULTURES[E](국제문화대학) > ENGLISH LANGUAGE & CULTURE(영미언어·문화학과) > Articles
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