Language Switching Makes Pronunciation Less Nativelike

  title={Language Switching Makes Pronunciation Less Nativelike},
  author={Matthew A. Goldrick and Elin Runnqvist and Albert Costa},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={1031 - 1036}
It is well known that multilingual speakers’ nonnative productions are accented. Do these deviations from monolingual productions simply reflect the mislearning of nonnative sound categories, or can difficulties in processing speech sounds also contribute to a speaker’s accent? Such difficulties are predicted by interactive theories of production, which propose that nontarget representations, partially activated during lexical access, influence phonetic processing. We examined this possibility… 

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