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dc.contributor.authorEika, Evelyn
dc.contributor.authorHsieh, Yining
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-31T19:41:12Z
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-21T20:57:37Z
dc.date.available2018-01-31T19:41:12Z
dc.date.available2018-06-21T20:57:37Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationEika H, Hsieh. On Taiwanese pupils’ ability to differentiate between English /l/ and /r/: A study of L1/L2 cross-language effects. First language. 2017;37(5):500-517en
dc.identifier.issn0142-7237
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10642/5978
dc.description.abstractStudents in South East Asia often struggle with English /l/ and /r/. This study therefore set out to examine how Taiwanese pupils’ perception of these sounds is influenced by cross language effects. Most Taiwanese students have Mandarin as L1 and Taiwanese as L2 or vice versa, and English as L3. A same-different discrimination experiment was conducted to measure pupils’ ability to discriminate between phonetically close English /r/ and /l/ and Mandarin /ʐ/ and /l/. The results show that L1-Mandarin pupils discriminate both the English consonant contrast and the Mandarin consonant contrast better than L1-Taiwanese pupils. Discrimination difficulty may be higher if two members of a contrast are perceived as belonging to a single L1 category.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesFirst language;Vol 37, Issue 5
dc.rightsPostprint version of published articleen
dc.subjectCross language influenceen
dc.subjectSpeech perceptionsen
dc.subjectPhonetic contrastsen
dc.subjectEnglish languageen
dc.subjectTaiwaneseen
dc.titleOn Taiwanese pupils’ ability to differentiate between English /l/ and /r/: A study of L1/L2 cross-language effectsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.typePeer revieweden
dc.date.updated2018-01-31T19:41:12Z
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dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1177/0142723717709106
dc.identifier.cristinID1471845
dc.source.issn0142-7237
dc.source.issn1740-2344
dc.relation.journalFirst language


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