Focus accent, word length and position as cues to L1 and L2 word recognition
- The present study examines native and nonnative perceptual processing of semantic information conveyed by prosodic prominence. Five groups of German learners of English each listened to one of 5 experimental conditions. Three conditions differed in place of focus accent in the sentence and two conditions were with spliced stimuli. The experiment condition was presented first in the learners’ L1 (German) and then in a similar set in the L2 (English). The effect of the accent condition and of the length and position of the target in the sentence was evaluated in a probe recognition task. In both the L1 and L2 tasks there was no significant effect in any of the five focus conditions. Target position and target word length had an effect in the L1 task. Word length did not affect accuracy rates in the L2 task. For probe recognition in the L2, word length and the position of the target interacted with the focus condition.
|Author:||Anke Sennema, Ruben van de Vijver, Susanne E. Carroll, Anne Zimmer-Stahl|
|Date of Publication (online):||2006/09/18|
|Year of Completion:||2005|
|Publishing Institution:||Universität Potsdam|
|Contributing Corporation:||Sonderforschungsbereich 632 Informationsstruktur <Potsdam>|
|Tag:||bilingual word processing; prosodic prominence|
|Source:||Interdisciplinary studies on information structure : ISIS ; working papers of the SFB 632. - Vol. 3|
|RVK - Regensburg Classification:||ER 300|
|Organizational units:||Humanwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Linguistik / Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft|
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||4 Sprache / 40 Sprache / 400 Sprache|
|Collections:||Universität Potsdam / Schriftenreihen / Interdisciplinary studies on information structure : ISIS ; working papers of the SFB 632, ISSN 1866-4725 / ISIS (2005) 03|
|Notes extern:||erschienen in:|
Approaches and findings in oral, written and gestural language. - Potsdam : Univ.-Verl., 2005. - 244 S.
(Interdisciplinary studies on information structure ; 3)
zugleich in Printform erschienen im Universitätsverlag Potsdam.