The acquisition of a new phonological contrast: the case of stop consonants in French-English bilinguals.

  title={The acquisition of a new phonological contrast: the case of stop consonants in French-English bilinguals.},
  author={Alfonso Caramazza and Grace H. Yeni-Komshian and Edgar B Zurif and Emilio Carbone},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  volume={54 2},
Cross-language studies have shown that Voice Onset Time (VOT) is a sufficient cue to separate initial stop consonants into phonemic categories. The present study used VOT as a linguistic cue in examining the perception and production of stop consonants in three groups of subjects: unilingual Canadian French, unilingual Canadian English, and bilingual French-English speakers. Perception was studied by having subjects label synthetically produced stop-vowel syllables while production was as•ssed… CONTINUE READING
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