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    The perception-production link revisited: the case of Japanese learners' English /r/ performance

    Saito, Kazuya and van Poeteren, K. (2018) The perception-production link revisited: the case of Japanese learners' English /r/ performance. International Journal of Applied Linguistics 28 (1), pp. 3-17. ISSN 0802-6106.

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    The current study re-examines how second language speech perception and production are related in the context of the acquisition of English /ɹ/ by 45 adult Japanese learners with various proficiency levels. Perception was evaluated using a two-alternative forced choice identification task, while pronunciation performance was assessed via multiple task/analysis contexts. Overall, the participants’ perception performance was correlated with the global qualities (accuracy, intelligibility) of their production ability both at controlled and spontaneous speech levels. In light of the results of acoustic analyses, however, their perception ability was only significantly predictive of their redeployment of existing articulatory parameters (i.e., lower F2 for the rate and degree of tongue retraction), not the acquisition of new articulatory parameters (i.e., lower F3 for labial, palatal, and pharyngeal constrictions).


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the article, which has been published in final form at the link above. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Kazuya Saito
    Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2017 10:54
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:41


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