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Tendencies of Swedish word accent production by L2-learners with tonal and non-tonal L1

Tronnier, Mechtild LU and Zetterholm, Elisabeth (2013) In Nordic prosody: proceedings of the XIth conferece, Tartu 2012 p.391-400
Abstract
A comparison between second language learners of Swedish, some of whom have an L1 with lexical tones, while the others do not, and their ability to produce adequate tonal word accents in Swedish is presented. The L1s in question are Farsi, Somali, Vietnamese and Thai. There is no clear evidence that it is easier to learn the correct Swedish word accent patterns and their correct application for speakers whose L1 is a tonal language of any sort. Instead, it does seem to be an advantage to be an L1-speaker of a particular type of tonal language.
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foreign accent, tonal typology, second language speech
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Nordic prosody: proceedings of the XIth conferece, Tartu 2012
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Asu, Eva Liina and Pärtel, Lippus
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391 - 400
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Peter Lang Publishing Group
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978-3-631-64427-0
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English
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  abstract     = {A comparison between second language learners of Swedish, some of whom have an L1 with lexical tones, while the others do not, and their ability to produce adequate tonal word accents in Swedish is presented. The L1s in question are Farsi, Somali, Vietnamese and Thai. There is no clear evidence that it is easier to learn the correct Swedish word accent patterns and their correct application for speakers whose L1 is a tonal language of any sort. Instead, it does seem to be an advantage to be an L1-speaker of a particular type of tonal language.},
  author       = {Tronnier, Mechtild and Zetterholm, Elisabeth},
  editor       = {Asu, Eva Liina and Pärtel, Lippus},
  isbn         = {978-3-631-64427-0},
  keyword      = {foreign accent,tonal typology,second language speech},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {391--400},
  publisher    = {Peter Lang Publishing Group},
  series       = {Nordic prosody: proceedings of the XIth conferece, Tartu 2012},
  title        = {Tendencies of Swedish word accent production by L2-learners with tonal and non-tonal L1},
  year         = {2013},
}