Romance-Germanic Bilingual Phonology
Bilingual contact, whereby speakers use two languages in their daily lives, is a very common phenomenon. Among such contacts, Romance-Germanic bilingualism is one of the most widespread. This book investigates several phonetic and phonological issues that are in contrast between four Germanic languages (English, German, Danish and Swedish − more than 500 million speakers) and four Romance languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian − more than 700 million speakers). The chapters cover several well-established phonotactic, segmental and suprasegmental conflicting situations between Germanic and Romance languages: cross-language interaction among young bilinguals as well as adults; the representation and/or instantiation of phonological knowledge in the speech of L2 users; and the sociophonetics of certain segmental and suprasegmental issues in bilinguals.
Based on substantial original empirical research, published here for the first time, this volume represents the most current thinking on the topics covered, and provides essential reading for students, professionals and researchers in the fields of Bilingualism, Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy, Psycholinguistics, Applied Phonetics and Phonology, Romance Linguistics and Germanic Linguistics.
Published: Jan 16, 2017
The editors are very well-known and respected in the field. A wonderful collection.
John Archibald, Professor of Linguistics, University of Victoria, British Columbia
An impressive collection of papers that promises to move the field of bilingual phonological development forward.
Ferenc Bunta, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Houston
Researchers in the fields of second language acquisition, phonetics, phonology, prosody, psycholinguistics and didactics will benefit from reading this book. The range of topics addressed in the volume is rich. The wide range of experimental methods used in the studies is an asset. There is no doubt this book is an important contribution to the research on bilingualism and the acquisition of L2 phonology.
Language, Interaction and Acquisition