ACQUISITION OF L2 PHONOLOGY – SPANISH MEETS CROATIAN

Musulin, Maša (2015) ACQUISITION OF L2 PHONOLOGY – SPANISH MEETS CROATIAN. Journal of Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, 1 (4). ISSN 2303-5528

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Abstract

The phoneme is conceived as a mental image that is stored in our mind and then represented by sounds in speech and graphemes in writing for phonologically based alphabets. The acquisition of L2 phonology includes two very important skills – reading and writing. The information stored in the mind of a speaker interferes with new information produced by the L2 (Robinson, Ellis 2008; Nathan, 2008). What is similar or equal in the target language to one's native language is, while unknown, incorporated one way or another into an existing model, based on prototypicality (Pompeian, 2004, Moreno Fernández, 2010). The process of teaching the sounds, letters and alphabet to foreign students is much shorter than for native speakers because to a foreign student must be given a tool for writing as soon as possible as they have to write what they are learning and memorize new language units (Celce-Murcia, Brinton, Goodwin, 1996). This paper discusses one type of difficulties Spanish learners of Croatian as L2 face when they are introduced to phonology through letters which represent Croatian sounds in order to display the influence of their preexisting phonological concepts. The subjects are ten students from Spain and Latin America. Their task was to read a group of words containing sounds that were predictably hard for them, minimal pairs and a short text.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PC Romance languages
P Language and Literature > PG Slavic, Baltic, Albanian languages and literature
Divisions: J-FLTAL
Depositing User: Mr. Eldin Milak
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2015 09:54
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2016 02:15
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/2960

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