Language Dominance and Performance Outcomes in Bilingual Pronunciation

  title={Language Dominance and Performance Outcomes in Bilingual Pronunciation},
  author={Barbara E. Bullock and Almeida Jacqueline Toribio and Ver{\'o}nica Figueroa Gonz{\'a}lez and Amanda Dalola},
A significant body of experimental and naturalistic studies has demonstrated that bilingual speakers of Romance language–English pairings are capable of creating separate phonetic categories for the production of voiceless stops, measured as voiced onset time (VOT), across their languages (Caramazza, Yeni-Komshian, Zurif & Carbone, 1973; Flege & Eefting, 1987: Major, 1992, interalia). However, bilinguals equally tend to show altered, either converged or exaggerated VOT values in one or both of… CONTINUE READING
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