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Query:   L2 interdental substitutions
Author:  DAVE GOUGH
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Sociolinguistics
Language Acquisition

Summary:   L2 ENGLISH INTERDENTAL SUBSTITUTIONS: SUMMARY

T HE THING I ASKED ABOUT CONCERNED THE FACT THAT L2 ENGLISHES WITH SIMILAR L1 PHONEME INVENTORIES THAT INCLUDE [F] [S] AND [T] ETC. 'SELECT' DIFFERENT REALISATIONS OF TH AND DH (E.G. AFRIKAANS 'FING', GERMAN 'SING' AND XHOSA 'TING').

I FOUND OUT THE FOLLOWING (REFERENCES AT THE END):

AN EXTENSIVE SUMMARY AND DISCUSSIONS OF INTERDENTAL SUBSTITUTION APPEARED ON THE LINGUIST LIST IN 1996 (VOL-7-1108; VOL-7-859; VOL-7-1073; VOL-7-1164)..

1. CASTILIAN SPANISH SPEAKERS, WHICH HAVE /TH/ BUT NO PREDORSAL /S/, AND WHERE
[DH] IS AS AN ALLOPHONE OF /D/ (THERE ARE NO VOICED FRICATIVES), USE /TH/ FOR ENG. /TH/ AND /D<>DH/ ACCORDING TO THE CONTEXT, FOR ENG. /DH/. NON-CASTILIAN SPANISH SPEAKERS, WHICH LACK /TH/ BUT HAVE A PREDORSAL /S/, USE /S/ FOR /TH/, AND ALSO /D<>DH/ FOR THE VOICED COUNTERPART. ALL SPANISH DIALECTS ALSO HAVE /F/.

2. CURIOUSLY, EUROPEAN FRENCH SYSTEMATICALLY HAS /S/ AND /Z/ FOR THE ENGLISH DENTAL FRICATIVES (

LL Issue: 10.662
Date Posted: 05-May-1999
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