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

Christian Jensen, Inger M. Mees

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalI R A L. International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)87-100
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


    • Language Transfer
    • Vowels
    • Native Language
    • Assimilation
    • Phonology
    • English Language

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