ERIC Number: EJ519990
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Markedness Universals and the Acquisition of Voicing Contrasts by Korean Speakers of English.
Major, Roy C.; Faudree, Michael C.
Studies in Second Language Acquisition, v18 n1 p69-90 Mar 1996
Studies native speakers of Korean to determine the role of universals in their acquisition of English obstruent voicing contrasts. Data were collected from a passage and a word list containing voiced and voiceless obstruents in initial, medial, and final word positions. Results reflected principles of markedness, universals of L1 acquisition, and adult natural languages. (73 references) (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Acoustic Phonetics, Adults, Consonants, English (Second Language), Foreign Students, Graphs, Hypothesis Testing, Interlanguage, Korean, Language Universals, Multivariate Analysis, Native Speakers, Oral Language, Phonology, Second Language Learning, Speech Communication, Tables (Data), Uncommonly Taught Languages, Word Lists
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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