Facilitation of transference: The case of monosyllabic salience in Hong Kong Cantonese

  title={Facilitation of transference: The case of monosyllabic salience in Hong Kong Cantonese},
  author={David C. S. Li and Cathy S. P. Wong and Wai-Mun Leung and Sam T. S. Wong},
  pages={1 - 58}
Abstract Drawing on Clyne’s (2003) explanatory framework of facilitation, this study presents evidence of monosyllabic salience in Hong Kong Cantonese. Grounded in the perceptual salience of bilingual speakers of two or more languages (Clyne 1997: 95), facilitation extends Clyne’s earlier work on triggering (1967, 1980), which seeks to explain why linguistic (phonological, lexical, syntactic, semantic, etc.) features of one’s earlier-acquired language(s) may be transferred to languages learned… 

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