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    • L1 Vowels of Multilinguals: The Applicability of SLM in Multilingualism 

      Sypiańska, Jolanta (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2016-06-24)
      Although L1 has been treated as a rigid system which is more likely to act as a sender than a receiver of CLI in bilinguals and multilinguals, recent studies have provided some evidence of the influence of both L2 and L3 ...
    • The Meaning of “Nasal Grunts” in the Necte Corpus. A Preliminary Perceptual Investigation 

      Chlébowski, Aurélie (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2016-06-24)
      This paper reports a perceptual evaluation of the meanings conveyed by the acoustic components of “nasal grunts” (Chlebowski and Ballier 2015), i.e., non-lexical conversational sounds realised with a nasal feature (e.g. ...
    • Perception of Allophonic Cues to English Word Boundaries by Polish Learners: Approximant Devoicing in English 

      Rojczyk, Arkadiusz; Schwartz, Geoffrey; Balas, Anna (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2016-06-24)
      The study investigates the perception of devoicing of English /w, r, j, l/ after /p, t, k/ as a word-boundary cue by Polish listeners. Polish does not devoice sonorants following voiceless stops in word-initial positions. ...
    • Perceptual Impact of Speech Melody Hybridization: English and Czech English 

      Volín, Jan; Poesová, Kristýna (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2016-06-24)
      The current paper examines the role of intonation in the perception of foreign-accented speech. In order to assess how difficult it is to mentally process native, non-native and modified speech melodies, four conditions ...
    • Pre-Fortis Shortening in Czech English: A Production and Reaction-Time Study 

      Skarnitzl, Radek; Šturm, Pavel (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2016-06-24)
      This study focuses on the production and perception of English words with a fortis vs. lenis obstruent in the syllable coda. The contrast is mostly cued by the duration of the preceding vowel, which is shorter before fortis ...
    • Spectral Dynamics in L1 and L2 Vowel Perception 

      Schwartz, Geoffrey; Aperliński, Grzegorz; Jekiel, Mateusz; Malarski, Kamil (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2016-06-24)
      This paper presents a study of L1 and L2 vowel perception by Polish learners of English. Employing the Silent Center paradigm (e.g. Strange et al. 1983), by which listeners are presented with different portions of a vowel, ...