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Akustisk variasjon og tilegnelse av fonologiske kategorier

Torsdag 12. april får vi besøk av Natalia Kartushina, postdoktor ved Psykologisk Institutt. Hun forsker på tidlig språkutvikling, og hos oss vil hun diskutere hvordan akustisk variasjon i input fra ulike talere eller fra en og samme taler kan være til hjelp eller hinder for fonologisk utvikling i et førstespråk eller andrespråk.

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From foreign to native accents: The role of variability in language acquisition

Research on the role of speaker variability in first (L1) and second (L2) language acquisition has been growing exponentially during the last ten years. Generally, the results converge to the idea that speaker-variability, arising from differences in the production of speech sounds between speakers, boosts the establishment of L1 and L2 phonological categories in infants and adults, respectively. Yet, a recent study suggests that (acoustic) variability arising from the productions of a single speaker might override the benefits of multiple-speaker variability. In my research, I examine the role of speaker variability in L1 and L2 phonological acquisition by controlling for the amount of acoustic variability it yields. The first part of my talk will focus on L2/foreign phonological learning. Here, I will present how speaker-variability (single vs multiple) might affect learning to produce foreign speech sounds during training, and how individual-specific (acoustic) variability in speech production can modulate the success of L2 learning. The second part of my talk will focus on the role of acoustic variability in infants’ L1 phonological acquisition.

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Forum for klinisk lingvistikk og språktilegnelse
Publisert 1. apr. 2018 17:27 - Sist endret 9. apr. 2018 16:59