Differences in phonetic-to-lexical perceptual mapping of L1 and L2 regional accents

@inproceedings{Larraza2017DifferencesIP,
  title={Differences in phonetic-to-lexical perceptual mapping of L1 and L2 regional accents},
  author={Saioa Larraza and Catherine T. Best},
  year={2017}
}
This study investigates how second language (L2) listeners match an unexpected accented form to their stored form of a word. The phonetic-to-lexical mapping for L2 as compared to L1 regional varieties was examined with early and late Italian-L2 speakers who were all L1-Australian English speakers. AXB discrimination and lexical decision tasks were conducted in both languages, using unfamiliar regional accents that minimize (near-merge) consonant contrasts maintained in their own L1-L2 accents… CONTINUE READING