DO LEARNERS CONNECT SOCIOPHONETIC VARIATION WITH REGIONAL AND SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS? THE CASE OF L2 PERCEPTION OF SPANISH ASPIRATION

dc.contributor.authorChappell, Whitney
dc.contributor.authorKanwit, Matthew
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-03T19:41:14Z
dc.date.available2021-06-03T19:41:14Z
dc.date.issued2021-05-11
dc.description.abstractLearners must develop the ability to perceive linguistic and social meaning in their second language (L2) to interact effectively, but relatively little is known about how learners link social meaning to a single phonetic variable. Using a matched-guise test targeting coda /s/ (realized as [s] or debuccalized [h]), we explore whether L2 Spanish learners identify native speakers’ social characteristics based on phonetic variants. Our results indicate that advanced learners were more sensitive to sociophonetic information; advanced listeners who had completed a phonetics course were significantly more likely to categorize /s/ reducers as Caribbean and those who had studied abroad in aspirating regions recognized a relationship between coda /s/ and status. To account for the complex interplay among proficiency, explicit instruction, and dialectal exposure in the development of L2 sociophonetic perception, we suggest the union of the L2 Linguistic Perception Model with exemplar models of phonological representation and indexical meaning.en_US
dc.description.departmentModern Languages and Literaturesen_US
dc.identifier.citationChappell, W., & Kanwit, M. (2021). DO LEARNERS CONNECT SOCIOPHONETIC VARIATION WITH REGIONAL AND SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS?: THE CASE OF L2 PERCEPTION OF SPANISH ASPIRATION. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 1-25. doi:10.1017/S0272263121000115en_US
dc.identifier.issn1470-1545
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12588/616
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesStudies in Second Language Acquisition;
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dc.titleDO LEARNERS CONNECT SOCIOPHONETIC VARIATION WITH REGIONAL AND SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS? THE CASE OF L2 PERCEPTION OF SPANISH ASPIRATIONen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US

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