publication . Article . 2018

The acquisition of voicing assimilation by advanced Hungarian learners of Spanish

Bárkányi, Zsuzsanna;
Open Access English
  • Published: 31 Aug 2018
Abstract
This study examines the effect of explicit phonological instruction on the acquisition of variable /s/ voicing in Spanish by advanced Hungarian learners. Hungarian and Spanish have very similar yet not identical voicing assimilation (VA) systems; the most important difference lies in the pre-sonorant context as sonorant consonants trigger voicing assimilation in Spanish but not in Hungarian. Data were collected in acoustic experiments from 7 native speakers of Northern Peninsular Spanish and 12 Hungarian university students, advanced learners of Spanish. The latter group was tested twice: before and after a three-month <i>Spanish phonetics and phonology</i> cour...
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free text keywords: Linguistics and Language, Language and Linguistics, Phonetics, Sociology, Assimilation (phonology), First language, Phonology, Sonorant, Voice, Linguistics
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