Identifying plosives in L2 English: The case of L1 Cypriot Greek speakers. Bern,
Switzerland: Peter Lang AG. doi:10.3726/b10379 Kkese, E. (2018). Assessing L2
writing in the absence of scoring procedures: Construction of rating scales in a ...
Author: Neokleous, Georgios
Publisher: IGI Global
Literacy has traditionally been associated with the linguistic and functional ability to read and write. Although literacy, as a fundamental issue in education, has received abundant attention in the last few decades, most publications to date have focused on monolingual classrooms. Language teacher educators have a responsibility to prepare teachers to be culturally responsive and flexible so they can adapt to the range of settings and variety of learners they will encounter in their careers while also bravely questioning the assumptions they are encountering about multilingual literacy development and instruction. The Handbook of Research on Cultivating Literacy in Diverse and Multilingual Classrooms is an essential scholarly publication that explores the multifaceted nature of literacy development across the lifespan in a range of multilingual contexts. Recognizing that literacy instruction in contemporary language classrooms serving diverse student populations must go beyond developing reading and writing abilities, this book sets out to explore a wide range of literacy dimensions. It offers unique perspectives through a critical reflection on issues related to power, ownership, identity, and the social construction of literacy in multilingual societies. As a resource for use in language teacher preparation programs globally, this book will provide a range of theoretical and practical perspectives while creating space for pre- and in-service teachers to grapple with the ideas in light of their respective contexts. The book will also provide valuable insights to instructional designers, curriculum developers, linguists, professionals, academicians, administrators, researchers, and students.
“English as a Foreign Language: Spelling Development: A Longitudinal Study”.
Applied Psycholinguistics 33, no. 2 (2012): ... “Identifying Plosives in L2 English:
The Case of L1 Cypriot Greek Speakers”. Linguistic Insights: Studies in
Author: Elena Kkese
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Foreign Language Study
When severe reading and spelling problems are not detected at an early stage in the school context, students may not be able to overcome them even in adulthood. Such problems in the worst cases may lead to developmental dyslexia or developmental dysorthographia, which are severe learning disabilities. Early intervention, though, can prevent these problems. Consequently, involving students in an active writing programme and providing them with ample opportunities to use spelling words in frequent writing can be the answer to such an inquiry. Meaningful writing can further facilitate spelling acquisition since in this manner, they can gain control over their work and learn to focus on the writing process and not exclusively on the final product. The book addresses these issues in order to help educators and clinicians identify such problems early, while it also acts as a practical guide to instruction and assessment.
The observed category assimilation between L1 German and L2 English VOT
may have stemmed from an advanced level ... What seems particularly relevant is
the fact that the participants did not identify voiceless plosives in a newly
Author: Ulrike Gut
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The book is concerned with the acquisition of English phonology, both segmental and suprasegmental, by learners of English as a second language, as a third language and by speakers of a postcolonial (“new”) variety of English. It focuses on the acquisition process and factors influencing it, based on insights from all three disciplines.
Confusion matrix for plosive experiment Pcnt Ncnt DPcnt 376 145 DNcnt 74 305
The results show that more than 80% of speech ... For the experiment is based on
a small corpus, the low accuracy of speech recognition has a great impact on the identification of plosive. ... Kkese, E., Petinou, K.: Perception abilities of L1 Cypriot
Greek listeners - types of errors involving plosive consonants in L2 English.
Author: Fatos Xhafa
Publisher: Springer Nature
Category: Technology & Engineering
This edited book is based on the research papers presented at the 4th International Conference on Intelligent, Interactive Systems and Applications (IISA2019), held on June 28–30, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. Interactive intelligent systems (IIS) are systems that interact with human beings, media or virtual agents in intelligent computing environments. This book explores how novel interactive systems can intelligently address various challenges and also limitations previously encountered by human beings using different machine learning algorithms, and analyzes recent trends. The book includes contributions from diverse areas of IIS, here categorized into seven sections, namely i) Intelligent Systems; ii) Autonomous Systems; iii) Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision; iv) E-Enabled Systems; v) Internet & Cloud Computing; vi) Mobile & Wireless Communication; and vii) Various Applications. It not only presents theoretical knowledge on the intelligent and interactive systems but also discusses various applications pertaining to different domains.
effects of vowel - plosive duration ratio on both vowel identification and on the
perception of plosive voicing . ... or to a general second language learning
strategy , Spanish speaking participants will also be tested on the English
continua , and ...
... method into a reality which simply means a successful mastery of the linguistic
systems in L2 with as much higher proficiency as possible . ... The primary
purpose of the surveys has not been only to identify the problems , but also to
solve those problems and achieve a ... For instance , the plosives / p , i , k / in English form a natural class of sounds that are : a ) aspirated in most contexts ; b )
Author: Edward Y. Odisho
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Category: Foreign Language Study
This book is written for both Latino (Hispanic) learners and teachers of English as a second language. The book is innovative in helping Latino learners and teachers overcome chronic and difficult barriers, such as the cases relevant to certain vowels, consonants and the overall rhythm of English. The methodology and techniques used to teach the two-vowel systems of English and Spanish is rarely encountered in modern linguistic literature.
... Outcomes , and Future Directions ; LL02152 Searching for Foreign Accent ;
LL00136 Predicting Ease of Acquisition of L2 Speech Sounds . ... Languages ;
LL00764 The Perception and Identification of Accent in Spoken Black South
African English ; LL00161 Accent , ( ing ) , and ... LL02133 Temporal Intraspeech
Masking of Plosive Bursts : Effects of Hearing Loss and Frequency Shaping ;
LL01942 The ...
with a negative or short positive VOT to plosives with a long positive VOT ,
Spanish contrasts plosives with a negative VOT to plosives with a ... Identification
results showed that , when presented with the identical continuum , English
listeners placed the bilabial voicing boundary at + ... The results raise the
question of whether these perceptual patterns change as listeners gain more
experience in the L2 .
Author: Henning Reetz
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Companion website, featuring additional resources such as sound files, can be found here: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/phonetics/ Providing a comprehensive overview of the four primary areas of phonetics, Phonetics: Transcription, Production, Acoustics, and Perception is an ideal guide to the complete study of speech and sound. An accessible but in-depth introductory textbook on the basic concepts of phonetics Covers all four areas of phonetics: transcription, production, acoustics, and perception Offers uniquely thorough coverage of related relevant areas, including vocal fold vibration and the working of the ear, creating an engagingly flexible work for instructors Includes chapter-by-chapter exercises, enabling students to put their knowledge into practice Written in a clear and concise style by two of the field’s leading scholars
learners – tend to ' carry over ' features of the Ll into the L2 . ... was thought to be
interlingual identification ; the perception of a feature in the L2 in terms of an
already understood feature in the Li . ... nearest equivalent sound which has no
aspiration in English i . e . a voiced rather than a voiceless velar plosive – / g / .
Author: Acoustical Society of AmericaPublish On: 2006
Role of linguistic experience on audio - visual perception of English fricatives in
quiet and noise backgrounds . ... This study examines how linguistic experience
affects audiovisual ( AV ) perception of non - native ( L2 ) speech . ... Identification
results show that for all groups , performance was better in the congruent AV than
A or V condition , and better in quiet ... a velar voiced plosive , in Japanese
continuous speech is often nasalized unless it appears at the word - initial
This becomes necessary because speaking English without the appropriate
stress and intonation tunes is like ... a second language , features are transferred
from the first language ( L1 ) to the second language ( L2 ) in the process of
speaking it . ... the dental fricatives / 0 / and /// of English , ESL users may tend to
replace these consonants with the alveolar plosives ... This stems from the fact
that the English language has been identified to be a stress - timed language in
which strong ...
Many language programs make serious efforts to reduce the amount of foreign
accent carried by the participating L2 learners . ... English phonology by Chinese
learners , which include a wide range of studies on perception , articulation and
the ... Then the interlanguage of Standard Mandarin speakers is analyzed to identify structural differences between the ... of a single dissertation , only a few
important phonological structures are examined , including plosives , vowels and
Ein Großteil der Studien ist empirisch basiert. Viele Beiträge wurden beim 15. Europäischen Fachsprachensymposium (New Trends in Specialized Discourse, Universität Bergamo, 29. August-2.
Author: Dorothee Heller
Publisher: Peter Lang
Category: Communication in law
Dieser Band führt Arbeiten zusammen, die neben der Konzentration auf juristisch-terminologische Fragen das Recht als einen kommunikativen Bereich mit ihm eigenen Einbindungen in unterschiedliche gesellschaftliche Domänen behandeln. Es werden sowohl einzelsprachliche als auch sprachübergreifende Merkmale juristischer Kommunikation untersucht. Dabei werden auch kontrastive Aspekte einbezogen. Von besonderer Relevanz sind Fragen der Übersetzung normativer Texte, die für Situationen institutioneller Mehrsprachigkeit - wie sie in der Europäischen Union und in der Schweiz, aber auch in Grenzregionen bestehen - charakteristisch sind. Es werden theoretische und forschungsmethodische Fragen erörtert, die mit Konventionen und/oder Funktionen juristischer Texte und nicht zuletzt mit der Entwicklung fachkommunikativer Kompetenz in der akademischen Ausbildung zusammenhängen. Ein Großteil der Studien ist empirisch basiert. Viele Beiträge wurden beim 15. Europäischen Fachsprachensymposium (New Trends in Specialized Discourse, Universität Bergamo, 29. August-2. September 2005) präsentiert; diese wurden durch Arbeiten zu dort nicht behandelten Themen aus dem Bereich Sprache und Recht erweitert, so dass der Band ein breites Spektrum rechtslinguistischer Forschung repräsentiert.
English. and. German. Phonology. 2.1 Is a contrastive approach reasonable in
phonology? While applied contrastive linguistics proved to be of ... Second language speakers can be usually be identified by their distinguishable accent,
no matter how advanced they might be ... There are symmetrical pairs of voiced
and unvoiced plosives in German which can be described by their place of
Author: Clara S.
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Category: Foreign Language Study
Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 1,3, University of Freiburg, language: English, abstract: An accent almost always makes the conversation partner come to any sort of prejudgement of the speaker. It might sound unpleasant, as in the case of German accents from the view of some English speakers, or can lead to misunderstandings. Therefore, it is important for learners of English as a second language to pay attention to their pronunciation from the beginning. I will analyse which contrasts between English and German exist and further look into the most common mistakes of learners and misperceptions that lead to a characteristic German accent. We can assume that there are mispronunciations with different degrees of ‘graveness’, depending on the probability to cause misunderstandings. So in the following, I will turn to the question why pronunciation should not be neglected in teaching and what corrections language teachers should give priority to in the teaching of phonology. The chapter on teaching mainly refers to the teaching of German students in secondary schools. The assumptions can however be transferred onto other teaching situations. I will show that the teaching of pronunciation will always have to be adapted to the learners’ individual language environment as this is bound to strongly influence their accent.