15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)
This study aims to determine whether production of second language
sounds is influenced by the native language (L1) phonology through
a) only the phonemic inventory of the L1, b) both the phonemic inventory
and the allophonic rules, c) only the phones in the L1 or d) the surface
well-formedness conditions on L1 output. Predictions drawn from these
hypotheses were tested against Catalan speakers' production of the
English phonemes /d/ and /d/ in initial and intervocalic position.
The results of the production experiment were consistent with two hypotheses: 1) that both the L1 phonemic inventory and the allophonic rules transfer or 2) the surface L1 output conditions are transferred onto L2.
Bibliographic reference. Pomacondor, Susana Cortes (2003): "Transfer in L2 sound production", In ICPhS-15, 1097-1100.