1 Department of International Business Communication, Copenhagen Business School2 Københavns Universitet
The article presents a study which investigates the effects of direct transfers of the four Danish vowels into English. The study employs a perception experiment and a forced-choice word identification experiment, in which the Danish words were presented to native English listeners. Results showed the spelling-sound relationship and assimilation of the foreign into native category sound which can lead to the use of an unmodified native language sound production in the foreign language.
I R a L. International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching, 2012, Vol 50, Issue 2, p. 87-100
Language Transfer; Vowels; Native Language; Assimilation; Phonology; English Language