L2 vowel perception: Perceptual assimilation to what?

Authors

  • Ron I. Thomson Dept. of Linguistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta. T6G 2E7, Canada

Keywords:

Data acquisition, Data reduction, Sound recording, Speech analysis, Speech communication, Speech processing, Speech learning model, Speech perception, Vowel perception

Abstract

The productions of English /u/ and /U/ categories by Mandarin L1 learners of English were examined. Thus, the data used were collected as part of a larger longitudinal study of the development of english language proficiency by recent immigrants to Canada. It was found that the production of English /u/ was not significantly different across native speakers (NS) and Mandarin L1 non-native speakers (NNS). There was a significant difference on the F2 values for the English /U/ category.

Published

2003-09-01

How to Cite

1.
Thomson RI. L2 vowel perception: Perceptual assimilation to what?. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2003Sep.1 [cited 2021May16];31(3):36-7. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1538

Issue

Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada