Topic: The production of Voice onset time in plosives by Finnish-English bilinguals

Topic: The production of Voice onset time in plosives by Finnish-English bilinguals

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Pages: 20, Double spaced
Sources: 30

Order type: Dissertation
Subject: Linguistics
Academic level: Master
Style: Harvard
Language: English (U.K.)

Order Description

this is for the literature review part only. this paper is only the literature review part.
Research Questions and Hypotheses

There are two aims to this research project
To investigate the long and short consonants which are contrastive in Finnish and how they are indicated as long and short

To investigate word medial voice onset time by Finnish speakers in English and relate this to theory of second language speech learning

To compare word-medial English consonants produced by Finnish-English bilinguals to those produced by native speakers of English

How do Finnish speakers produce long and short consonants in Finnish?
How do Finnish speakers produce voiced plosives [b, (d), g] in English that do not occur in their L1?

How are [p, t, k] in Finnish and English different?

How do Finnish speakers produce [p, t, k] in English? How does this compare to native speakers? Is it similar to long [p] or short [p] in Finnish?


Because [b] and [g] don’t exist in Finnish, they could be classified as ‘new’ sounds. Thereofre, Flege would predict that these sounds would be produced easily.

However, because [p, t, k] exist in Finnish but they are realized differently to English ( word-medial), Flege predicts that these are ‘similar’ sounds so they will be difficult to perceive and produce. So L1 categories will be produced in the L2. refer to jim flege’s SLM

i will upload a file that has a plan for the literature review as well as some references to use for this.