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Bilingual children do not transfer stress patterns : evidence from suprasegmental and segmental analysis of L1 and L2 speech of Polish-English child bilinguals

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Bilingual children do not transfer stress patterns : evidence from suprasegmental and segmental analysis of L1 and L2 speech of Polish-English child bilinguals

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dc.contributor.author Zembrzuski, Dariusz pl
dc.contributor.author Marecka, Marta [SAP14024921] pl
dc.contributor.author Otwinowska, Agnieszka pl
dc.contributor.author Zajbt, Ewa pl
dc.contributor.author Krzemiński, Marek pl
dc.contributor.author Szewczyk, Jakub [SAP14002118] pl
dc.contributor.author Wodniecka-Chlipalska, Zofia [SAP11018429] pl
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-22T13:14:08Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-22T13:14:08Z
dc.date.issued 2020 pl
dc.identifier.issn 1367-0069 pl
dc.identifier.uri https://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/154370
dc.language eng pl
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dc.title Bilingual children do not transfer stress patterns : evidence from suprasegmental and segmental analysis of L1 and L2 speech of Polish-English child bilinguals pl
dc.type JournalArticle pl
dc.description.physical 93-114 pl
dc.abstract.en Aims and objectives/purpose/research questions:The study examines bilingual children?s prosodic competence, specifically the ability to correctly assign word stress in both languages, and contrasts it with participants? segmental competence. To this end, we estimated and compared the magnitude of prosodic and segmental transfer in L1 and L2 speech of typically developing Polish?English migrant bilingual children raised in the UK. We also explored the influence of cumulative language exposure on both types of transfer.Design/methodology/approach:A non-word repetition task was used in both languages to assess children?s faithfulness in repeating segmentals and stress patterns in two to five syllable-long items. Also, a parental questionnaire on cumulative language exposure was conducted to estimate the quality of input in both languages. All children (N = 59, M = 5;8) were early bilinguals raised in the UK.Data and analysis:A 2x2 ANOVA and a correlation analysis were conducted to compare the magnitude of prosodic and segmental transfer, within and across languages. Also, multiple regression analysis was performed to establish the predictors of transfer in L1 and L2.Findings/conclusions:The bilingual children repeated stress patterns in both languages correctly, showing resistance to transfer in word stress, even though bidirectional transfer was observed in segmentals. The magnitude of segmental transfer in Polish and English was predicted by cumulative exposure to English, while prosodic transfer in Polish was predicted by cumulative exposure to Polish.Originality and significance/implications:The study provides evidence on word stress placement in the age group of bilingual children, 4?7 years of age, in comparison with segmental data. It uses a novel methodology in comparing the magnitude of transfer between prosody and segmentals, within and across languages. Moreover, the study highlights the importance of language exposure for reducing the amount of segmental transfer in this group of children. pl
dc.subject.en child bilinguals pl
dc.subject.en word stress pl
dc.subject.en segmentals pl
dc.subject.en transfer pl
dc.subject.en language exposure pl
dc.subject.en non-words pl
dc.description.volume 24 pl
dc.description.number 2 pl
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1367006918810957 pl
dc.identifier.eissn 1756-6878 pl
dc.title.journal International Journal of Bilingualism pl
dc.language.container eng pl
dc.affiliation Wydział Filozoficzny : Instytut Psychologii pl
dc.subtype Article pl
dc.rights.original bez licencji pl
dc.identifier.project ROD UJ / O pl
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