The Perception of Selected Danish Vowels by Native Speakers of British English

Christian Jensen, Inger M. Mees

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    Abstrakt

    The article presents a study which investigates the effects of direct transfers of the four Danish vowels into English. The study employs a perception experiment and a forced-choice word identification experiment, in which the Danish words were presented to native English listeners. Results showed the spelling-sound relationship and assimilation of the foreign into native category sound which can lead to the use of an unmodified native language sound production in the foreign language.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftI R A L. International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching
    Vol/bind50
    Udgave nummer2
    Sider (fra-til)87-100
    ISSN0019-042X
    StatusUdgivet - 2012

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