An acoustic study of stress in L2 production of German and Spanish
Keywords:Settling tanks, Acoustic cues, German languages, Intensity changes, Laryngeal features, Pilot studies
AbstractThe auditory study of stress in L2 production of German and Spanish was carried out. The experimentally established acoustic cues of word stress include vowel duration, pitch, and intensity changes, along with laryngeal features. The study found that the magnitude of vowel duration differences between stressed and unstressed syllables were greater in the English NSs' speech than in the L2 Spanish learner's speech. The pilot study included three NSs of German, five American students in an advanced German language class, and five American students in a beginner class. The results of the study show that the analysis of the German vowels, the stressed tense (ST T) vowels were distinguished from the unstressed tense vowels (UN T), as were the stressed lax (ST L) and the unstressed lax (UN L) vowels.
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