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Swedish tonal word accents produced by Vietnamese L1 speakers

Zetterholm, Elisabeth LU and Tronnier, Mechtild LU (2015) The 6th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning Teaching Conference (PSLLT) In Proceedings of the 6th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning Teaching Conference Proceedings of PSLLT 6. p.95-103
Abstract
This study addresses the question of whether Vietnamese L1 speakers make an adequate distinction in tonal patterns when producing two tonal accent words in their L2, Swedish. Both languages use tonal features to distinguish lexical meaning. Some previous studies suggest that a lexical tonal L1 may provide L2 learners an advantage in perceptually discriminating between different tones in another tone language, while other studies show that this may not necessarily be the case. What constitutes an adequate distinction is identified as such by native speakers/listeners of Swedish. Results revealed that no

adequate distinction is made between the tone accents by the L2 speakers. However, one tonal pattern is produced more frequently... (More)
This study addresses the question of whether Vietnamese L1 speakers make an adequate distinction in tonal patterns when producing two tonal accent words in their L2, Swedish. Both languages use tonal features to distinguish lexical meaning. Some previous studies suggest that a lexical tonal L1 may provide L2 learners an advantage in perceptually discriminating between different tones in another tone language, while other studies show that this may not necessarily be the case. What constitutes an adequate distinction is identified as such by native speakers/listeners of Swedish. Results revealed that no

adequate distinction is made between the tone accents by the L2 speakers. However, one tonal pattern is produced more frequently and it seems to resemble one of the Swedish accents, but not the other. It may be that one of the Vietnamese tones is similar to a certain accent pattern in Swedish and is therefore recognized by the L2 speakers and

transferred in tonal accent production. (Less)
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  abstract     = {This study addresses the question of whether Vietnamese L1 speakers make an adequate distinction in tonal patterns when producing two tonal accent words in their L2, Swedish. Both languages use tonal features to distinguish lexical meaning. Some previous studies suggest that a lexical tonal L1 may provide L2 learners an advantage in perceptually discriminating between different tones in another tone language, while other studies show that this may not necessarily be the case. What constitutes an adequate distinction is identified as such by native speakers/listeners of Swedish. Results revealed that no<br/><br>
adequate distinction is made between the tone accents by the L2 speakers. However, one tonal pattern is produced more frequently and it seems to resemble one of the Swedish accents, but not the other. It may be that one of the Vietnamese tones is similar to a certain accent pattern in Swedish and is therefore recognized by the L2 speakers and<br/><br>
transferred in tonal accent production.},
  author       = {Zetterholm, Elisabeth and Tronnier, Mechtild},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings of the 6th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning Teaching Conference Proceedings of PSLLT},
  editor       = {Levis, John M. and Mohammed, Rania and Qian, Manman and Zhou, Ziwei},
  issn         = {2380-9566},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {95--103},
  publisher    = {TESL/Applied Linguistics, Iowa State University},
  title        = {Swedish tonal word accents produced by Vietnamese L1 speakers},
  volume       = {6},
  year         = {2015},
}