Social and Psychological Factors in Bilingual Speech Production

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November 2021
238 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-2277-7 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-2278-4 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Social and Psychological Factors in Bilingual Speech Production that was published in

Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities

Studies in the fields of bilingualism and second language acquisition have shown that both cognitive and affective psychological factors can influence individuals’ bilingual speech production. More recently, both experimental and variationist studies of bilingual communities have examined the role of social factors on bilinguals’ speech, particularly in cases of long-term language contact and minority-language bilingualism. The Special Issue brings together work on the psychological and/or social factors that influence bilingual speech production as well as work that uses different methodological frameworks. We examine the role of such factors on bilingual speech production in diverse contexts, in order to provide a more holistic account of the ways in which extra-linguistic influences may affect bilinguals’ speech in one or both of their languages.

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new speakers; accent identification; sociolinguistic awareness; bilingual speech processing; Galician phonetics; minority languages; first language attrition; second language acquisition; sequential bilingualism; voice onset time; vowel formants; speech development; English; (Austrian) German; phonetics; maternal acculturation; maternal enculturation; speech sound production; Spanish-English bilingual preschoolers; second language acquisition; speech production; accent; pronunciation; new speakers; minority language bilingualism; global foreign accent; accent rating; heritage language; majority language; preschool children; school children; Russian; German; language variation; bilingualism; phonological transfer; Welsh; Welsh English; second language acquisition; phonetics; VOT; Portuguese; English; L1 attrition; speech; code-switching; English; Austrian German; phonetic drift; heritage language; apocope; vowel centralization; vowel reduction; variationist sociolinguistics; Calabrese; Italian; length of residence; foreign domestic helper; foreign accent; naturalistic adult acquisition; L2 speech performance; n/a