Production of French vowels by American-English learners of French: language experience, consonantal context, and the perception-production relationship.

@article{Levy2010ProductionOF,
  title={Production of French vowels by American-English learners of French: language experience, consonantal context, and the perception-production relationship.},
  author={Erika S. Levy and Franzo F Law},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  year={2010},
  volume={128 3},
  pages={1290-305}
}
Second-language (L2) speech perception studies have demonstrated effects of language background and consonantal context on categorization and discrimination of vowels. The present study examined the effects of language experience and consonantal context on the production of Parisian French (PF) vowels by American English (AE) learners of French. Native AE speakers repeated PF vowels /i-y-u-oe-a/ in bilabial /bVp/ and alveolar /dVt/ contexts embedded in the phrase /raCVCa/. Three AE groups… CONTINUE READING