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Charlie likes sherry and chips, Shirley likes cherries and ships: New sounds in a new language
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study aims at investigating the suitability of the Contrastive Analysis Hypothesis and the Speech Learning Model in describing young Swedish learners’ L2 phonology difficulties. It also explores what L1 sounds they replace L2 sounds with, and whether spelling has any influence on pronunciation. 15 Swedish students aged 9-10 were interviewed and recorded reading a word list containing minimal pairs, a text passage, and free speech. The focus was on initial and final / ʃ / and / tʃ /, initial and medial / s / and / z /, and initial / ð / and / θ /. The recordings were analysed with spectrograms and compared to a native speaker. The results were that the SLM has an advantage over the CAH. The results show that / z / was replaced by / s / 100% of the time, / tʃ / was mostly replaced by / ʃ /, but also by / k /; and that / θ / and / ð / were replaced by many different sounds that were not anticipated. The results also showed that orthography affects pronunciation for / θ /, / ð / and / tʃ /, but not for / z /. Some students had nearly established new categories for some of the new sounds, but their daily encounters with English through TV, music, and school does not seem to have had a significant part in this.  

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2015.
Keyword [en]
Second language acquisition, second language phonology, Speech Learning Model, Contrastive Analysis Hypothesis, phoneme, English, Swedish, Phonology
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General Language Studies and Linguistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-113261OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-113261DiVA: diva2:783722
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Available from: 2015-01-27 Created: 2015-01-27 Last updated: 2015-01-27Bibliographically approved

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