Voiced labiodental fricatives or glides – all the same to Germans

  • Dutch has a three-way contrast in labiodental sounds, which causes problems for native speakers of German in their acquisition of Dutch, since German contrasts only two labiodentals. The present study investigates the perception of the Dutch labiodental fricative system by German L2 learners of Dutch and shows that native Germans with no or little knowledge of the Dutch language categorize the Dutch labiodental voiced fricative and approximant as their native voiced fricative. Advanced learners, however, succeed in acquiring a category for the voiced fricative, illustrating that plasticity in the perception of a second language develops with the amount of exposure to the language.

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Author:Silke HamannORCiDGND, Anke Sennema
URL:http://user.phil-fak.uni-duesseldorf.de/~hamann/HamannSennema2005a.pdf ;
Parent Title (German):Proceedings of the ISCA Workshop on Plasticity in Speech Perception / ed. Valerie Hazan, Paul Iverson
Place of publication:London
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of Completion:2005
Year of first Publication:2005
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2009/10/01
GND Keyword:Phonetik
Page Number:4
First Page:164
Last Page:167
Source:http://user.phil-fak.uni-duesseldorf.de/~hamann/HamannSennema2005a.pdf ; (in:) Valerie Hazan, Paul Iverson: Proceedings of the ISCA Workshop on Plasticity in Speech Perception. - London: 2005, S. 164-167
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 40 Sprache / 400 Sprache
Linguistik-Klassifikation:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Phonetik/Phonologie / Phonetics/Phonology
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht