Foreign language learners acquire L2 phonetic detail: Goose and Foot fronting in non-native English

@article{imkov2017ForeignLL,
  title={Foreign language learners acquire L2 phonetic detail: Goose and Foot fronting in non-native English},
  author={{\vS}{\'a}rka {\vS}im{\'a}{\vc}kov{\'a} and V{\'a}clav Jon{\'a}s Podlipsk{\'y}},
  journal={Research in Language},
  year={2017},
  volume={15},
  pages={385 - 403}
}
Whether late learners discern fine phonetic detail in second-language (L2) input, form new phonetic categories, and realize them accurately remains a relevant question in L2 phonology, especially for foreign-language (FL) learning characterized by limited exposure to interactional native input. Our study focuses on advanced Czech learners’ production of the L2 English vowels GOOSE and FOOT. While English /u/ and /ʊ/ have been undergoing fronting, their Czech equivalents, /uː/ and /u/, are fully… CONTINUE READING

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