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dc.contributor.authorMayr, Robert
dc.contributor.authorPrice, Sacha
dc.contributor.authorMennen, Ineke
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-08T16:23:12Z
dc.date.available2014-01-08T16:23:12Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationBilingualism: Language and Cognition 15 (4), 2012, 687–700en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/5162
dc.descriptionPublished by Cambridge University Press in Bilingualism: Language and Cognition: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S136672891100071Xen_GB
dc.description.abstractRecent years have seen a proliferation of research on attrition in L1 speech (de Leeuw, Mennen & Scobbie, in press; de Leeuw, Schmid & Mennen, 2010; Dmitrieva, Jongman & Sereno, 2010; Mennen, 2004). Adding to this line of inquiry, the present study investigates the speech of a 62-year-old bilingual monozygotic twin who emigrated to an L2-speaking environment 30 years ago. Changes in L1 accent were assessed by comparing her speech to that of her identical twin sister who remained in the L1-speaking environment, thus providing a unique control setting. Acoustic analyses of voice onset time and vowels indicate pervasive changes to the emigrated twin’s L1 accent, with attrition presenting in the form of cross-linguistic assimilation patterns. Interestingly, her L1 vowel space exhibited a systematic increase in first formant frequency, confirming claims that L1 and L2 sounds may be related to each other at a system-wide level (Chang, 2010, 2011; Guion, 2003). Implications for theoretical models of bilingual sound systems are discussed.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US
dc.subjectL1 attritionen_US
dc.subjectbilingual monozygotic twinsen_GB
dc.subjectvoice onset timeen_GB
dc.subjectvowelsen_GB
dc.titleFirst language attrition in the speech of Dutch-English bilinguals: the case of monozygotic twin sistersen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S136672891100071X


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