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Language switching makes pronunciation less nativelike

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dc.contributor.author Goldrick, Matthew
dc.contributor.author Runnqvist, Elin
dc.contributor.author Costa, Albert, 1970-
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-26T08:49:57Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-26T08:49:57Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Goldrick M, Runnqvist E, Costa A. Language switching makes pronunciation less nativelike. Psychol Sci. 2014 Feb 6;25(4):1031-6. DOI: 10.1177/0956797613520014
dc.identifier.issn 0956-7976
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/44031
dc.description.abstract It is well known that multilingual speakers’ nonnative productions are accented. Do these deviations from monolingual productions simply reflect the mislearning of nonnative sound categories, or can difficulties in processing speech sounds also contribute to a speaker’s accent? Such difficulties are predicted by interactive theories of production, which propose that nontarget representations, partially activated during lexical access, influence phonetic processing. We examined this possibility using language switching, a task that is well known to disrupt multilingual speech production. We found that these disruptions extend to the articulation of individual speech sounds. When native Spanish speakers are required to unexpectedly switch the language of production between Spanish and English, their speech becomes more accented than when they do not switch languages (particularly for cognate targets). These findings suggest that accents reflect not only difficulty in acquiring second-language speech sounds but also the influence of representations partially activated during on-line speech processing.
dc.description.sponsorship This research was supported by Grants BCS0846147 from the U.S. National Science Foundation, PSI2011-23033 and CONSOLIDERINGENIO2010 CSD2007-00048 from the Spanish government, and SGR 2009-1521 from the Catalan government.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher SAGE Publications
dc.relation.ispartof Psychological Science. 2014 Feb 6;25(4):1031-6.
dc.rights Goldrick M, Runnqvist E, Costa A, Language switching makes pronunciation less nativelike, Psychological Science (vol 25, issue 4) pp. 1031–6. Copyright © 2014 © SAGE Publications. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0956797613520014
dc.title Language switching makes pronunciation less nativelike
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0956797613520014
dc.subject.keyword Bilingualism
dc.subject.keyword Psycholinguistics
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/3PN/PSI2011-23033
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/3PN/CSD2007-00048
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/3PN/SGR 2009-1521
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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