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The Acquisition of English Intonation by Native Greek Speakers

Kainada, Evia and Lengeris, Angelos (2014) The Acquisition of English Intonation by Native Greek Speakers. In: Lavidas, Nikolaos and Alexiou, Thomaï and Areti, Maria, eds. Major Trends in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics. Selected Papers from the 20th ISTAL, 1 . DE GRUYTER, Thessaloniki, Greece, pp. 141-156. ISBN 978-83-7656-076-2. (doi:10.2478/9788376560762) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:62016)

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Abstract

This study examined the production of English intonation by Greek second language (L2) learners of English, specifically their production of polar questions and their pitch range in English. Productions of (a) comparable materials in Greek spoken by the same Greek speakers and (b) English materials spoken by native English speakers were used to assess phonological and phonetic native

language (L1) transfer when learning an L2. The results showed that Greek speakers used their L1 (Greek) intonation in English polar questions. Greek speakers’ pitch span in English was narrower from both their L1 (Greek) and from the target (English) pitch span.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.2478/9788376560762
Uncontrolled keywords: L2 intonation
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > English Language and Linguistics
Depositing User: Angelos Lengeris
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 18:56 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 19:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/62016 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Lengeris, Angelos: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8057-0542
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