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ERIC Number: EJ873348
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0388-0001
Substitution of Dental Fricatives in English by Dutch L2 Speakers
Wester, Femke; Gilbers, Dicky; Lowie, Wander
Language Sciences, v29 n2-3 p477-491 Mar-May 2007
This paper investigates the nature of the substitutions used for the dental fricatives (/theta/ and /eth/) by Dutch learners of English as a second language. By means of an OT analysis, the underlying reasons for the difficulties encountered with these sounds are brought to light. The present data reveal that phonetics (or acoustics) rather than phonology plays a major role in the selection of the phonemes used to substitute the dental fricatives. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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