Phonetic similarity of /s/ in native and second language: Individual differences in learning curves.

Abstract

Second language learners may merge similar sounds from their native (L1) and second (L2) languages into a single phonetic category, neutralizing subphonemic differences in these similar sounds. This study investigates whether Dutch speakers produce phonetically distinct variants of /s/ in their L1 Dutch and L2 English, and whether and how this phonetic… (More)
DOI: 10.1121/1.5013149

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