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.
|Journal||I R A L. International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
- Language Transfer
- Native Language
- English Language
Jensen, C., & Mees, I. M. (2012). The Perception of Selected Danish Vowels by Native Speakers of British English. I R A L. International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching, 50(2), 87-100. http://esc-web.lib.cbs.dk/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com.esc-web.lib.cbs.dk/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ufh&AN=78113053&site=ehost-live&scope=site