ERIC Number: EJ603505
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
On the Labiodental Pronunciation of Spanish /b/ among Teachers of Spanish as a Second Language.
Stevens, John J.
Hispania, v83 n1 p139-50 Mar 2000
Analysis of the speech habits of Spanish language instructors at the University of Southern California revealed that native Spanish speakers, as well as near-native Spanish speakers, sometimes produce labiodental [v] as an allophonic variant of Spanish /b/. Quantitative analysis by the VARBRUL statistical program indicated that linguistic, social, and stylistic factors condition the application of the labiodental. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A