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Swedish word accents, intonation and L2 English : Aligning tonal, metrical and morphosyntactic structure during L2 processing

Horne, Merle LU and Roll, Mikael LU (2019) p.143-159
Abstract (Swedish)
Mastering a new language (L2) implies the need to readjust the associations between different components (phonology, lexicon, grammar) in the native language (L1). L2 speakers have often been observed to apply prosodic patterns from their first language when processing a new language. Swedish speakers have been reported to produce a word melody that resembles accent 1 when speaking foreign languages. The present case study, using data from a speaker of Central Swedish, proposes a possible explanation for this ‘prosodic transfer’ phenomenon in terms of differences in alignment of metrical, tonal, and morphosyntactic patterns in Swedish and English and analyses empirical data from this perspective.
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prosody, Word accents, transfer, L2 English, Swedish
host publication
Fonologi, sosiolingvistikk og vitenskapsteori : Festskrift til Gjert Kristoffersen - Festskrift til Gjert Kristoffersen
editor
Hognestad, Jan Kristian
pages
17 pages
publisher
Novus Forlag
ISBN
978-82-8390-029-3
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Swedish
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78bee7e9-37f0-4275-856b-e74633877fd5
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  abstract     = {Mastering a new language (L2) implies the need to readjust the associations between different components (phonology, lexicon, grammar) in the native language (L1). L2 speakers have often been observed to apply prosodic patterns from their first language when processing a new language. Swedish speakers have been reported to produce a word melody that resembles accent 1 when speaking foreign languages. The present case study, using data from a speaker of Central Swedish, proposes a possible explanation for this ‘prosodic transfer’ phenomenon in terms of differences in alignment of metrical, tonal, and morphosyntactic patterns in Swedish and English and analyses empirical data from this perspective.},
  author       = {Horne, Merle and Roll, Mikael},
  booktitle    = {Fonologi, sosiolingvistikk og vitenskapsteori : Festskrift til Gjert Kristoffersen},
  editor       = {Hognestad, Jan Kristian},
  isbn         = {978-82-8390-029-3},
  language     = {swe},
  pages        = {143--159},
  publisher    = {Novus Forlag},
  title        = {Swedish word accents, intonation and L2 English : Aligning tonal, metrical and morphosyntactic structure during L2 processing},
  url          = {https://lup.lub.lu.se/search/ws/files/73313546/Horne_Roll_2019.pdf},
  year         = {2019},
}