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Nativeness and Flapping in Korean American Speakers of English

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Authors
Lee, Hikyoung
Issue Date
2004
Publisher
서울대학교 언어교육원
Citation
어학연구, Vol.40 No.1, pp. 83-99
Keywords
productionperceptionWord Medial /t/ FlappingnativenessethnicityKorean American
Abstract
Studies in second language acquisition should take into account aspects of both production and perception. Perceptions of a speaker's English can serve as an indicator of how pervasive an English feature is produced by the speaker. This study examines the correlation of perceptions of "nativeness" of native and non-native English speakers of Korean ethnicity and their production of Word Medial /t/ Flapping, a distinctive feature of North American English While an exact description of nativeness is elusive, a perception test was designed to measure perceptions of nativeness and ethnicity of the speakers. The results of the test, which was administered to native English speakers, were then compared with the frequency rates of the production of Flapping. Results indicate that a positive relation exists in that an increase in perceptions of nativeness coincides with an increase in the use of Flapping.
ISSN
0254-4474
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/86281
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Language Education Institute (언어교육원)Language Research (어학연구)Language Research (어학연구) Volume 40 Number 1/4 (2004)
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