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Title: Does instruction about phonological correspondences contribute to the intelligibility of a related language? A study with speakers of Dutch learning Frisian
Contributor(s): Bergsma, Fenna (author); Swarte, Femke (author); Gooskens, Charlotte  (author)
Publication Date: 2014
DOI: 10.1075/dujal.3.1.03ber
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/17100
Abstract: This paper investigates whether instruction about phonological correspondences between the native and a closely related language contributes to the intelligibility of this closely related language. Previous research has shown that closely related languages can be mutually intelligible to a certain degree (cf. Gooskens, 2007). Little is known about methods for improving the intelligibility of a closely related language. In this paper we focus on improving the intelligibility of spoken Frisian for Dutch speakers. In a 50-minute instruction session, participants got information about the most frequent sound correspondences between Dutch and Frisian, e.g. /sk/ in Frisian is often /sx/ in Dutch. The results of the intelligibility test show no significant improvement, neither at the text level, nor at the word level. Further research could focus on other language combinations, but also on a longer time span of intervention and other linguistic factors, such as unknown vowels.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics, 3(1), p. 45-61
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Place of Publication: The Netherlands
ISSN: 2211-7253
2211-7245
Field of Research (FOR): 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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