Spanish-English bilingual voice onset time in spontaneous code-switching

  title={Spanish-English bilingual voice onset time in spontaneous code-switching},
  author={Colleen Balukas and Christian Koops},
  journal={International Journal of Bilingualism},
  pages={423 - 443}
In this study, we test the hypothesis that code-switching leads to phonological convergence by examining voice onset time (VOT) realization in the spontaneous code-switched speech of New Mexican Spanish-English bilinguals. We find that average VOT duration values in New Mexican Spanish fall within the range typical of non-contact varieties of the language, while New Mexican English displays VOT values in the low range of typical non-contact English. When we examine the VOT values of Spanish… 

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