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- 2Derwing, Tracey Mary
- 2Itagaki, Nobuya, 1951-
- 1Abdulrahim, Dana
- 1Abraham, Elyse K.
- 1Adlington, Janice L.
- 1Alarifi, Abdulaziz
- 10Speech perception
- 5Language acquisition
- 4English language--Vowels
How Does Learning L2-English in an Immersion Context Compare to Learning in a Majority-Language Context? Comparing Adolescent L1- Mandarin Speakers in Taiwan to Peers in Western CanadaDownload
This dissertation reports three independent studies undertaken to better understand the second language (L2) English abilities that speakers of first-language (L1) Mandarin develop in language immersion classrooms. Children learning an L2 as the majority language of their community and schooling...
This thesis describes and analyzes the occurrence of juncture epentheses at word boundaries in Filomeno Mata Totonac. In this language, when two consonants come together at a word boundary, a vowel is often inserted; and when a vowel and an oral stop come together at a word boundary, there is...
This dissertation presents a description of the morphology and phonology of Zihuateutla Totonac (ZT), a member of the Northern branch of the Totonacan (Totonac-Tepehua) language family. Zihuateutla Totonac is spoken by about 1,100 people in northern Puebla State, Mexico. Previous to this study,...
It is common in linguistic analysis to treat words as strings of speech segments that are believed to be transduced from the speech signal. However, there are notable shortcomings with this approach, especially concerning word comparison. Principally, comparing speech segment strings does not...
This thesis examined if the credibility of a speaker affects the hearer's processing of false (lies) vs true statements. Within the context of this thesis, credibility was established using a preliminary ratings task which asked participants to respond to the following statements: ‘I believe what...