Campus Units

World Languages and Cultures

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

2018

Journal or Book Title

Language Learning

Volume

68

Issue

2

Abstract

Most studies on the perception-production link have assumed a synchronous relationship, according to which gains in perception transfer to production rapidly and efficiently. However, time-lagged and asymptotic relationships are also possible, in which case perception would guide production at a later stage or production would improve only once perception has reached a high level of accuracy. The present study investigates the temporal dynamics of the perception-production link by modeling English speakers’ ability to perceive and produce L2 Spanish stops over time. Mixed-effects modeling of the d’ perception and voice onset time (VOT) production data demonstrated significant development in both areas. Time-lagged change models indicate that a change in d’ was significantly related to decreasing VOT in L2 /p/ at the following session, but no significant relationships emerged between perception and production of L2 /b/. A range of patterns emerged at the individual level. Results are interpreted in light of contemporary models of L2 speech learning.

Comments

This article has been accepted for publication in Language Learning (2017). Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Language Learning Research Club, University of Michigan

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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