Project Details

L2 phonemic quantity contrasts: Production and perception by Cantonese,Mandarin, English and Japanese speakers

Project objectives: (1) to reexamine the nature of L1 transfer in L2 phonological acquisition ('categorical' vs.'featural'); (2) to find out whether the use of a phonetic cue or a phonological feature in L1 leads tobetter performance in perceiving non-native length contrasts; (3) to identify primary and secondary cues used by listeners from different L1backgrounds when perceiving length contrasts.

Commencement Date : 2021/1
Completion Date : 2022/12
Chief Investigator(s) : Dr LEE, Kwing Lok Albert 李烱樂 [LML]

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