Establishing New Mappings between Familiar Phones: Neural and Behavioral Evidence for Early Automatic Processing of Nonnative Contrasts
FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, pp. 9952016.
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To attain native-like competence, second language (L2) learners must establish mappings between familiar speech sounds and new phoneme categories. For example, Spanish learners of English must learn that [d] and , which are allophones of the same phoneme in Spanish, can distinguish meaning in English (i.e., /deI/ "day" and /6eI/ "they"...More
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