Bookcover of Bilinguals’ Speech Perception
Booktitle:

Bilinguals’ Speech Perception

Do Bilinguals and Monolinguals perceive in the same way?

VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (2009-05-14 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-639-15430-6

ISBN-10:
3639154304
EAN:
9783639154306
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
One’s native language influences how speech sounds are perceived. For example, the English ‘d’ is perceived as ‘t’ by native Spanish speakers. This fact suggests that bilinguals’ speakers may develop double phonemic boundaries for speech sounds that have equal acoustic information but different meaning in each of the languages they speak. The goal of the present book was to test the double phonemic boundary in bilingual speakers of Spanish and English. Bilinguals participated in two language contexts one was in English and one was in. In each language context two measures were done: One measure involved pressing a response button when a repetitive background ‘d’ sound changed to ‘t’. The second measure involved assessing the brain activity associated to the sound change. The results showed that the underlying neural mechanisms associated between stimulus and response did change between language contexts even though the behavioral responses did not change dramatically. This book sheds some light in how language contexts affect phonetic judgments in bilinguals and monolinguals, and how language contexts affects the underlying neural mechanism associated with speech discrimination.
Publishing house:
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Website:
http://www.vdm-verlag.de
By (author) :
Adrian Garcia-Sierra
Number of pages:
88
Published on:
2009-05-14
Stock:
Available
Category:
Language and literature science
Price:
49.00 €
Keywords:
bilinguals, Speech Perception, language contexts, double phonemic representation, stop consonants, auditory perception, stop consonants

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