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Nederlands in het perspectief van uitspraakverwerving en contrastieve taalkunde

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Book Series: Lage Landen Studies ISBN: 9789038217871 Year: Pages: 214 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_434328 Language: Dutch;
Publisher: Academia Press
Subject: Linguistics --- Arts in general --- Psychology --- History of arts --- Performing Arts
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Nederlands in het perspectief van uitspraakverwerving en contrastieve taalkunde (“Dutch from the point of view of pronunciation acquisition and contrastive linguistics”) gives an overview of linguistic research carried out on Dutch by specialists from different parts of Europe. As the title suggests, the book covers two topics: (1) recent developments in the research into the pronunciation of Dutch as a second or foreign language, including research into pronunciation norms and the teaching of pronunciation; (2) recent theoretical and methodological developments in contrastive linguistics providing new insights about various cross-linguistic issues, including translation.

Voicing in Contrast. Acquiring a Second Language Laryngeal System

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ISBN: 9789038215624 Year: Pages: 272 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_377758 Language: English
Publisher: Academia Press
Subject: Linguistics --- Arts in general --- Performing Arts --- Languages and Literatures
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Drawing on both rule-based and constraint-based approaches, Voicing in Contrast examines typological differences in the laryngeal systems of Dutch and English and investigates the extent to which native speakers of Dutch acquire English obstruent voicing. The analysis is based on a substantial new data collection of conversational Dutch and English speech by speakers of different varieties of Dutch. The results of the study show that the English interlanguage of advanced learners contains a mixed laryngeal system with elements from Dutch as well as from English. The book discusses how this system could emerge and analyses the extent to which learners succeeded in suppressing neutralizing processes of devoicing and voice assimilation. The results of the empirical analysis are examined in the light of existing theoretical approaches to laryngeal systems. 

Although the focus is on Dutch and English, the frequent references to other languages invite the reader to carry out comparable analyses for other languages with similar laryngeal systems. A detailed description of the methodology also makes the book of interest to scholars working with large databases of spoken first and second language speech. A sample of the data is available on a CD-rom accompanying the book.

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