World Languages and Cultures
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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.
Language Learning Research Club, University of Michigan
Nagle, Charles, "Examining the temporal structure of the perception-production link in SLA: A longitudinal study" (2018). World Languages and Cultures Publications. 133.