Vowel epenthesis of /sC(C)/ onsets in Spanish/Swedish interphonology: A longitudinal case study
1999 (English)In: Language learning, ISSN 0023-8333, E-ISSN 1467-9922, Vol. 49, no 3, 473-508 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Previous studies showed that vowel epenthesis of initial /sC(C)/ clusters in the L2 production of L1 Spanish speakers is conditioned by several variable constraints, such as preceding environment, onset length, and sonority relations among onset members. This case study was designed to investigate whether the patterns obtained from elicited speech also hold for conversational data. A longitudinal corpus of spontaneous/natural speech from 1 adult L1 Spanish learner of L2 Swedish was used. The study confirmed most of the results from previous research, for example, that the frequency of epenthesis varies with preceding phonetic environment. However, the study suggested that a lowering effect of preceding vowels must be present, not just the enhancing effect of preceding consonants suggested by Carlisle (1997).
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Blackwell , 1999. Vol. 49, no 3, 473-508 p.
General Language Studies and Linguistics General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject Bilingualism; Linguistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-33970DOI: 10.1111/0023-8333.00097OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-33970DiVA: diva2:283909