The False-Friend Effect in Three Profoundly Deaf Learners of French: Disentangling Morphology, Phonology and Orthography

Janke, Vikki and Kolokonte, Marina (2015) The False-Friend Effect in Three Profoundly Deaf Learners of French: Disentangling Morphology, Phonology and Orthography. Second Language Research, 31 (4). pp. 551-562. ISSN 0267-6583. E-ISSN 1477-0326. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/0267658315576951) (Full text available)

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Abstract

Three profoundly deaf individuals undertook a low-frequency backward lexical translation task (French/English), where morphological structure was manipulated and orthographic distance between test items was measured. Conditions included monomorphemic items (simplex), polymorphemic items (complex), items whose French morphological structure exceeded their English counterpart (mismatch), and a control. Order of translation success was uniform: control > mismatch > simplex > complex, as was order for false-cognate errors: complex > simplex > mismatch, patterning precisely with hearing participants (Janke and Kolokonte, 2014). We discuss how these results highlight a route for future studies to disentangle phonology and orthography further from morphology in first-language interference.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: false cognates; morphology; orthographic distance; profoundly deaf individuals
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > English Language and Linguistics
Depositing User: Vikki Janke
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2015 07:58 UTC
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2017 10:48 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/47881 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Janke, Vikki: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1149-6999
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