Aspiration in Japanese speakers ’ English A study of the acquisition of new phonetic categories in a second language

  title={Aspiration in Japanese speakers ’ English A study of the acquisition of new phonetic categories in a second language},
  author={Martin Ekelund},
  • Martin Ekelund
  • Published 2011
This study aims to explore if it is possible to form separate categories of aspirated voiceless stops in a second language, distinct from the equivalent categories in the native language, for native speakers of a language with an intermediate degree of aspiration, and if such category formation is eased by long-term exposure to another language in which aspirated voiceless stops exist. Two groups of adult native Japanese speakers who had lived in Sweden for a long and short time respectively… CONTINUE READING

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