Language transfer and positional bias in English stress

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Show simple item record Garcia, Guilherme Duarte 2020-06-24T18:53:00Z 2020-06-24T18:53:00Z 2020
dc.identifier.citation Garcia, G. D. (2019). Language transfer and positional bias in English stress. Second Language Research. en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper shows that L1 transfer may not be effectively maintained in the interlanguage due to confounding factors in the L2. When two factors,  and  , are correlated in the L2, second language learners may only acquire  , even if  is present in the L1. Transfer may not be effective because  , being more robust in the input, conceals  . Native speakers, on the other hand, generalize  in spite of  . The variables in question are weight-sensitivity ( ) and positional bias ( ) in English, both of which can predict the location of stress in the language. I show that two seemingly target-like groups of second language learners of English (speakers of Mandarin and speakers Portuguese) fail to accurately generalize weight-sensitivity in the language, and instead display response patterns which are predictable given the existing positional bias in English stress. en_US
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dc.subject transfer, stress, weight, positional bias, English, Mandarin, Portuguese, Bayes en_US
dc.title Language transfer and positional bias in English stress en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.contributor.corporatename Second Language Research en_US

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