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Studies in the Phonetic Abilities of Second Language Learners

Several related projects examining the development of phonetic abilities of second language learners.  Below, they are organized by topics: Consonant Identification Patterns, Inter-personal Variation, Accent Perception, Perceptual Modelling, Rate Normalization, Orthography in SLA Research, and Syllabification. Project supported by NSF in Grants BCS-9910701(Articulatory and Perceptual Correlates of Syllable Structure”) and BCS-04406540 (“Prosody in Cross-Language Production and Perception”) and by the NIH in Grant R03 DC04095.

 

Consonant Identification Patterns

Projects examining the abilities of Korean learners of English to identify the anterior obstruents in various prosodic locations.

 

2009

 

 

 

de Jong, K.J., Y.C. Hao, and H. Park (2009). Evidence for Featural Units in the Acquisition of Speech Production Skills: Linguistic Structure in Foreign Accent.  Journal of Phonetics, 37: 357 - 373.

[paper]

 

de Jong, K.J., N. Silbert & H. Park (2009).  Segmental Generalization in Second Language Segment Identification.  Language Learning, 59: 1 - 31.

[paper]

 

Hao, Y.C., and K.J. de Jong (2009).  Confusion Direction Differences in Second Language Production and Perception.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 125: 2757, 4pSW35.

[poster]

 

Park, H., and K.J. de Jong (2009).  Predicting L2 Identification Rates from L1 Mapping Data: Similarity Patterns for English and Korean Obstruents in Pre- and Post-stressed Intervocalic, and Postvocalic Positions.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 125: 2774, 6pSWa21.

 

 

de Jong, K.J., and Y.C. Hao (2009).  The Correlation between Perceiving and Producing English Obstruents across Korean Learners. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 126: 5pSC3.

[poster]

2008

 

 

 

Park, H, and K.J. de Jong (2008).  Perceptual Category Mapping between English and Korean Prevocalic Obstruents: Evidence from Mapping Effects in Second Language Identification Skills.  Journal of Phonetics, 36: 704 - 723.

[paper]

 

de Jong, K.J., Y.C. Hao, & H. Park (2008). Patterns of Cross Subject Correlation in Second Language Learning: Skill Structure and Feature-level Grouping in Production and Perception.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 124: 2593, 5aSC5.

 

 

de Jong, K.J., Y.C. Hao, H. Park, and N.H. Silbert (2008).  Novel-category Biases in Second Language Perception and Production.  IULC Working Papers - Online, 8-09.

[paper]

2007

 

 

 

Park, H., Hao, Y.-C., & de Jong, K. (2007). Neutralization in the perception and production of English coda obstruents by Korean learners of English. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 122(5), Pt. 2, 3018.

[poster|pdf]

 

de Jong, K. & Park, H. (2007). Interaction between Koreans’ perception of epenthetic syllables and coda neutralization. Poster presentation at the 13th Annual Mid-Continental Workshop on Phonology, Columbus, Ohio, 26-28 October

[poster|pdf]

2006

 

 

 

Park, H., and K.J. de Jong (2006). Native Koreans’ perception of voicing in VC position: Prosodic restructuring effects on consonant identification. IULC Working Papers ÇƒÏ Online, 6-04.

 

2005

 

 

 

de Jong, K.J. (2005).  Linguistic structure in identifying segments in a second language.  Colloquium given to the Department of Linguistics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Oh, 6 May, 2005. 

[slides]

 

Park, H.Y., and K.J. de Jong (2005).  Assessing cross-language perception:  Korean neutralization in English obstruents.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America,  6 January, 2005, Oakland, Calif.

[abstract]

 

Park, H., and K.J. de Jong (2005).  Native Koreansǃ٠voicing perception of English obstruents in VC position: Prosodic restructuring effects on consonant identification.ǃ˘  Paper A47 presented at the First ASA Workshop on Second Language Acquisition, 14 May, 2005, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.  (Text version appears as Technical Report above.)

[abstract]

[pdf]

2004

 

 

 

de Jong, K., Silbert, N., and Park, H.(2004). Segments and segmental properties in cross-language perception: Korean perception of English obstruents in various prosodic locations. Poster presented at the 147th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, New York, New York. Session number is 2pSC8.

[abstract]

[slides]

 

Park, H., de Jong, K., and Silbert, N. (2004). Cross-language perceptual category mapping: Korean perception of English obstruents. Poster presented at the 147th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, New York, New York. Session number is 2pSC9.

[abstract]

[slides]

 

Park, H,, and K.J. de Jong (2004).  Effect of L1 phonological patterns in cross-linguistic perception: Korean coda neutralization in English obstruent perception. Paper presented at the 10th Mid-continent Workshop on Phonology, 30 October, 2004, Evanston, Ill.

[abstract]

 

2003

 

 

 

Nagao, K., & de Jong, K. (2003). Cross-language study of voicing categorization of rate-varied speech. Talk presented at the IU Linguistic Lunch on Nov 18, 2003, Bloomington, IN.

[abstract]

[slides]

 

Park, H., K.J. de Jong, and S. Ichiikawa (2003).  Phonological systematicity in cross-language obstruent perception: Korean perception of English obstruents in various prosodic locations.  Paper presented at the 9th Mid-continent Workshop on Phonology, 1 November, 2003, Champaign, Ill.

 

 

Lim, B.-j, Nagao, K., & de Jong, K. (2003). Phonology and orthography in lexical access: A case study of Korean perception of syllable affiliations and voicing contrasts of English stops. Paper presented at the Linguistics Society of America, Atlanta, GA.

[poster]

 Tone Acquisition

Projects examining the abilities of various populations to learn tone contrasts.

 

2007

 

 

 

Hao, Y.C, and K.J. de Jong (2007).  The Categorical Nature of Tones and Consonants: Evidence from Second Language Perception and Production. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 122:3018, 3aSCb5.

[poster|ppt]

 

Hao, Y.C. (2007). Perception and Production of Mandarin Chinese Tones by English-speaking and Cantonese-speaking L2 Learners.  Paper presented at the 13th Annual Mid-Continental Workshop on Phonology, Columbus, Ohio, 26-28 October

[slides|ppt]

2007

 

 

 

Hao, Y.C, and K.J. de Jong (2007).  ǃ˙The Categorical Nature of Tones and Consonants: Evidence from Second Language Perception and Production.ǃ˘ Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 122:3018, 3aSCb5

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[poster|ppt]

  Interpersonal Variation

Projects using differences between individual learners to probe the nature of the acquired phonological system.

 

2012

 

 

 

de Jong, K.J., and H. Park (2012). Vowel Epenthesis and Segment Identity in Korean Learners of English.  Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 34: 125 -155

 

2009

 

 

 

de Jong, K.J., Y.C. Hao, and H. Park (2009). Evidence for Featural Units in the Acquisition of Speech Production Skills: Linguistic Structure in Foreign Accent. ˘  Journal of Phonetics, 37: 357 ÇƒÏ 373.

[paper]

 

de Jong, K.J., N. Silbert & H. Park (2009).  Segmental Generalization in Second Language Segment Identification.  Language Learning, 59: 1 - 31.

[paper]

 

de Jong, K.J., and Y.C. Hao (2009).  The Correlation between Perceiving and Producing English Obstruents across Korean Learners. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 126: 5pSC3.

[poster]

2008

 

 

 

de Jong, K.J., Y.C. Hao, & H. Park (2008). Patterns of Cross Subject Correlation in Second Language Learning: Skill Structure and Feature-level Grouping in Production and Perception. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 124: 2593, 5aSC5.

 

2006

 

 

 

de Jong, K.J., and N. Silbert (2005).  On segmental factorability in second language learning. IULC Working Papers - Online, 6-02.  Also presented as paper B10 at the First ASA Workshop on Second Language Acquisition, 15 May, 2005, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. 

[abstract]

[pdf]

2005

 

 

 

Silbert, N, K.J. de Jong, and H. Park (2005).  Linguistic Generalization in L2 Consonant Identification Accuracy:  a Preliminary Report. IULC Working Papers ÇƒÏ Online, 5-01

 [pdf]

  Accentedness

Projects examining how listeners use variation between individuals to indexically classify them.

 

2008

 

 

 

Park, H, K.J. de Jong, and I. Darcy (2008).  The Amount of Information Needed for Listeners to Detect a Foreign Accent. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 124: 2593, 5aSC4.

 

 Perceptual Modelling

Projects examining the overall structure of the perceptual system of listeners identifying consonants.

 

2012

 

 

 

de Jong, K.J., and H. Park (2012). Vowel Epenthesis and Segment Identity in Korean Learners of English.  Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 34: 125 -155

 

2009

 

 

 

de Jong, K.J., Y.C. Hao, and H. Park (2009). Evidence for Featural Units in the Acquisition of Speech Production Skills: Linguistic Structure in Foreign Accent.  Journal of Phonetics, 37: 357 ÇƒÏ 373.

[paper]

 

de Jong, K.J., N. Silbert & H. Park (2009).  Segmental Generalization in Second Language Segment Identification.  Language Learning, 59: 1 - 31.

[paper]

 

de Jong, K.J., and Y.C. Hao (2009).  The Correlation between Perceiving and Producing English Obstruents across Korean Learners. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 126: 5pSC3.

[poster]

2008

 

 

 

de Jong, K.J., Y.C. Hao, & H. Park (2008). Patterns of Cross Subject Correlation in Second Language Learning: Skill Structure and Feature-level Grouping in Production and Perception.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 124: 2593, 5aSC5.

 

2007

 

 

 

Silbert, N.H., and K.J. de Jong (2007). Laryngeal feature structure in 1st and 2nd language speech perception.  In J. Trouvain and W.J. Barry (eds.), ICPhS XVI (pp. 1901 - 1905)

 

2006

 

 

 

de Jong, K.J., and N. Silbert (2005).  On segmental factorability in second language learning. IULC Working Papers Online, 6-02.  Also presented as paper B10 at the First ASA Workshop on Second Language Acquisition, 15 May, 2005, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. 

[abstract]

[poster|pdf]

2005

 

 

 

Silbert, N, K.J. de Jong, and H. Park (2005).  Linguistic Generalization in L2 Consonant Identification Accuracy:  a Preliminary Report.  IULC Working Papers - Online, 5-01.

[pdf]

 

de Jong, K.J. (2005).  Linguistic structure in identifying segments in a second language.  Colloquium given to the Department of Linguistics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Oh, 6 May, 2005. 

[slides]

2004

 

 

 

de Jong, K., Silbert, N., and Park, H.(2004). Segments and segmental properties in cross-language perception: Korean perception of English obstruents in various prosodic locations. Poster presented at the 147th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, New York, New York. Session number is 2pSC8.

[abstract]

[slides]

 

Rate Normalization

Projects examining how second language learners deal with variation due to tempo changes.

 

2005

 

 

 

de Jong, K.J. (2005).  Linguistic structure in identifying segments in a second language.  Colloquium given to the Department of Linguistics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Oh, 6 May, 2005. 

[slides]

 

Nagao, K., de Jong, K.J. and Lim, B.J. (2005). Learning variation in a second language: A cross-language study of rate normalization. Paper A43 presented at the First ASA Workshop on Second Language Acquisition, 14 May, 2005, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

[abstract]

[poster|pdf]

2003

 

 

 

Nagao, K., & de Jong, K. (2003). Cross-language study of voicing categorization of rate-varied speech. Talk presented at the IU Linguistics Lunch on Nov 18, 2003, Bloomington, IN.

[abstract]

[slides]

 

Lim, B.-j., de Jong, K, & Nagao, K. (2003). The perception of rate-induced resyllabification in English: Native English listeners. In D. Burleson, C. Dillon & R. Port (Eds.), Speech Prosody and Timing, Dynamic Aspects of Speech: IULC Working Papers in Linguistics (Vol. 4, pp. 25-32). Bloomington: IULC.

 

 

Nagao, K., Lim, B.-j., & de Jong, K. (2003). Perception of rate-induced resyllabification: Cross-language comparison. In D. Burleson, C. Dillon & R. Port (Eds.), Speech Prosody and Timing, Dynamic Aspects of Speech: IULC Working Papers in Linguistics (Vol. 4, pp. 33-43). Bloomington: IULC.

 

 

Syllabification

Projects examining the role of syllabification in production and perception.

 

2012

 

 

 

de Jong, K.J., and H. Park (2012). Vowel Epenthesis and Segment Identity in Korean Learners of English.  Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 34: 125 -155

 

2009

 

 

 

Park, H., and K.J. de Jong (2009).  Predicting L2 Identification Rates from L1 Mapping Data: Similarity Patterns for English and Korean Obstruents in Pre- and Post-stressed Intervocalic, and Postvocalic Positions.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 125: 2774, 6pSWa21.

 

2007

 

 

 

Park, H., Hao, Y.-C., & de Jong, K. (2007). Neutralization in the perception and production of English coda obstruents by Korean learners of English. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 122(5), Pt. 2, 3018.

[poster|pdf]

 

de Jong, K. & Park, H. (2007). Interaction between Koreansǃ٠perception of epenthetic syllables and coda neutralization. Poster presentation at the 13th Annual Mid-Continental Workshop on Phonology, Columbus, Ohio, 26-28 October

[poster|pdf]

2006

 

 

 

Park, H., and K.J. de Jong (2006).  Native Koreans’ perception of voicing in VC position: Prosodic restructuring effects on consonant identification. IULC Working Papers - Online, 6-04. Also presented as paper A47 presented at the First ASA Workshop on Second Language Acquisition, 14 May, 2005, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

[abstract]

[poster|pdf]

2005

 

 

 

Park, H.Y., and K.J. de Jong (2005).  Assessing cross-language perception:  Korean neutralization in English obstruents.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America,  6 January, 2005, Oakland, Calif.

[abstract]

 

de Jong, K.J. (2005).  Linguistic structure in identifying segments in a second language.  Colloquium given to the Department of Linguistics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Oh, 6 May, 2005. 

[slides]

2004

 

 

 

de Jong, K., Silbert, N., and Park, H.(2004). Segments and segmental properties in cross-language perception: Korean perception of English obstruents in various prosodic locations. Poster presented at the 147th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, New York, New York. Session number is 2pSC8.

[abstract]

[slides]

 

Park, H,Y. and K.J. de Jong (2004).  Effect of L1 phonological patterns in cross-linguistic perception: Korean coda neutralization in English obstruent perception. Paper presented at the 10th Mid-continent Workshop on Phonology, 30 October, 2004, Evanston, Ill.

 

2003

 

 

 

de Jong, K., Okamura, K., & Lim, B.-j. (2003). The phonetics of resyllabification in English and Arabic speech. In M. J. Sole, D. Recasens & J. Romero (Eds.), Proceedings of the 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Barcelona, Spain, pp. 2621-2624.

[poster]

 

Nagao, K., Lim, B.-j., & de Jong, K. (2003). Perceptual acquisitions of non-native syllable structures by native listeners of Japanese. In M. J. Sole, D. Recasens & J. Romero (Eds.), Proceedings of the 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Barcelona, Spain, pp. 1565-1568.

[poster]

 

de Jong, K., Okamura, K., & Lim, B.-j. (2003). The phonetics of resyllabification in English and Arabic speech. Paper presented at the Linguistics Society of America, Atlanta, GA.

[handout]

 

Lim, B.-j, Nagao, K., & de Jong, K. (2003). Phonology and orthography in lexical access: A case study of Korean perception of syllable affiliations and voicing contrasts of English stops. Paper presented at the Linguistics Society of America, Atlanta, GA.

[poster]

 

Lim, B.-j., de Jong, K, & Nagao, K. (2003). The perception of rate-induced resyllabification in English: Native English listeners. In D. Burleson, C. Dillon & R. Port (Eds.), Speech Prosody and Timing, Dynamic Aspects of Speech: IULC Working Papers in Linguistics (Vol. 4, pp. 25-32). Bloomington: IULC.

 

 

Nagao, K., Lim, B.-j., & de Jong, K. (2003). Perception of rate-induced resyllabification: Cross-language comparison. In D. Burleson, C. Dillon & R. Port (Eds.), Speech Prosody and Timing, Dynamic Aspects of Speech: IULC Working Papers in Linguistics (Vol. 4, pp. 33-43). Bloomington: IULC.

 

2002

 

 

 

de Jong, K., Lim, B.-j., & Nagao, K. (2002). Phase transitions in a repetitive speech task as gestural recomposition. IULC Working Papers - Online, 2.

 

 

Nagao, K., Lim, B.-j., & de Jong, K. (2002). Perception of English resyllabification by monolingual Japanese listeners. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 111, 2362.

[poster]

2001

 

 

 

Lim, B.-j., de Jong, K., & Nagao, K. (in press). Cross-language perception of syllable affiliation: effects of voicing and language background. Berkeley Linguistics Society, 26.

 

 

de Jong, K.J., B.J. Lim, and K. Nagao (2001). Phase Transitions in a Repetitive Speech Task as Gestural Recomposition. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 110, Vol. 5, p. 2657.

[poster]

 

Nagao, K., Lim, B.-j., & de Jong, K. (2001). Cross-language perception of rate induced resyllabification. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 109, 2474.

[poster]

 

Orthography in SLA Research

Projects examining (and using) orthographic representations to probe the phonological system in identification tasks.

 

2009

 

 

 

Park, H., and K.J. de Jong (2009).  ǃ˙Predicting L2 Identification Rates from L1 Mapping Data: Similarity Patterns for English and Korean Obstruents in Pre- and Post-stressed Intervocalic, and Postvocalic Positions.ǃ˘  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 125: 2774, 6pSWa21.

 

2008

 

 

 

Park, H, and K.J. de Jong (2008).  ǃ˙Perceptual Category Mapping between English and Korean Prevocalic Obstruents: Evidence from Mapping Effects in Second Language Identification Skills.ǃ˘  Journal of Phonetics, 36: 704 - 723.

[ paper ]

 

2005

 

 

 

Park, H.Y., and K.J. de Jong (2005).  Assessing cross-language perception:  Korean neutralization in English obstruents.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America,  6 January, 2005, Oakland, Calif.

 

2004

 

 

 

de Jong, K., Silbert, N., and Park, H.(2004). Segments and segmental properties in cross-language perception: Korean perception of English obstruents in various prosodic locations. Poster presented at the 147th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, New York, New York. Session number is 2pSC8.

[abstract]

[slides]

 

Park, H., de Jong, K., and Silbert, N. (2004). Cross-language perceptual category mapping: Korean perception of English obstruents. Paper presented at the 147th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, New York, New York. Session number is 2pSC9.

[abstract]

[slides]

2003

 

 

 

Lim, B.-j, Nagao, K., & de Jong, K. (2003). Phonology and orthography in lexical access: A case study of Korean perception of syllable affiliations and voicing contrasts of English stops. Paper presented at the Linguistics Society of America, Atlanta, GA.

[poster]

2009

 

 

 

Park, H., and K.J. de Jong (2009).  ǃ˙Predicting L2 Identification Rates from L1 Mapping Data: Similarity Patterns for English and Korean Obstruents in Pre- and Post-stressed Intervocalic, and Postvocalic Positions.ǃ˘  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 125: 2774, 6pSWa21.

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2008

 

 

 

Park, H, and K.J. de Jong (2008).  ǃ˙Perceptual Category Mapping between English and Korean Prevocalic Obstruents: Evidence from Mapping Effects in Second Language Identification Skills.ǃ˘  Journal of Phonetics, 36: 704 - 723.

[paper]

 


 

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