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Effect of Second Language Phonetic Learning on First Language Vowels. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 1911601
  • February 2009
  • 128 Pages
  • VDM Publishing House
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It has been well documented that the first language
(L1) phonetic system influences the second language
(L2) phonetic system. However, the influence of the
L2 phonetic system upon the L1 phonetic system has
not been studied equally well. This book aims at
contributing to this less well-studied field by
examining the effect of L2 phonetic learning on L1
vowel production among a group of Mandarin-English
bilinguals. The study shows that L2 English learning
led to some Mandarin-English bilinguals carrying some
English characteristics in their L1 Mandarin vowel
production. The information in this book will be
useful to people who are interested in second
language speech learning.

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Haisheng , Jiang.
Haisheng Jiang is Lecturer in Linguistics at University of
Aberdeen. He received his PhD from Linguistics Department, Simon
Fraser University of Canada.

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