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ERIC Number: EJ928273
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0042-062X
The Interaction between Prosody and Meaning in Second Language Speech Production
Jackson, Carrie N.; O'Brien, Mary Grantham
Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, v44 n1 p1-11 Spr 2011
Research has shown that English and German native speakers use prosodic cues during speech production to convey the intended meaning of an utterance. However, little is known about whether American L2 learners of German also use such cues during L2 production. The present study shows that inter-mediate-level L2 learners of German (English L1) use prosodic cues to disambiguate syntactically ambiguous German sentences during a contextualized sentence production task. These results highlight the interaction between prosody and meaning in L2 speech, suggesting ways in which prosodic training is important not only for L2 pronunciation, but also L2 listening and reading comprehension.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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