15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)
Native speakers and learners of Latvian read isolated words and a short text, designed to inventory the prosodic patterns of the target language. The learners did not match native speaker patterns on any of the prosodic properties examined: contrastive vowel durations, syllable intonations, stress or rhythm. Rather, their productions were strongly influenced by the prosodic patterns of their native language, Russian.
Bibliographic reference. Bond, Z. S. / Markus, Dace / Stockmal, Verna (2003): "Prosodic and rhythmic patterns produced by native and non-native speakers of a quantity-sensitive language", In ICPhS-15, 527-530.