The Proximate Phonological Unit of Chinese-English Bilinguals: Proficiency Matters

@inproceedings{Verdonschot2013ThePP,
  title={The Proximate Phonological Unit of Chinese-English Bilinguals: Proficiency Matters},
  author={Rinus Gerardus Verdonschot and Mariko Nakayama and Qingfang Zhang and Katsuo Tamaoka and Niels O. Schiller},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
An essential step to create phonology according to the language production model by Levelt, Roelofs and Meyer is to assemble phonemes into a metrical frame. However, recently, it has been proposed that different languages may rely on different grain sizes of phonological units to construct phonology. For instance, it has been proposed that, instead of phonemes, Mandarin Chinese uses syllables and Japanese uses moras to fill the metrical frame. In this study, we used a masked priming-naming task… CONTINUE READING
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