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ERIC Number: EJ873668
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0305-0009
Child L2 Development: A Longitudinal Case Study on Voice Onset Times in Word-Initial Stops
Simon, Ellen
Journal of Child Language, v37 n1 p159-173 Jan 2010
This paper reports the results of a longitudinal case study examining the acquisition of the English voice system by a three-year-old native speaker of Dutch. The study aims to examine whether the child develops two different phonetic systems or uses just one system for both languages, and compares the early L2 acquisition process with L1, simultaneous bilingual and late L2 acquisition. The results reveal that the child successfully acquires the English contrast between short-lag and long-lag stops, but gradually changes the Dutch system, which contrasts prevoiced with short-lag stops, into the direction of the English system. (Contains 5 figures and 1 table.)
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Language: English
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