Journal of Phonetics volume 36, issue 4, P649-663 2008 DOI: 10.1016/j.wocn.2008.04.001 View full text
Carol A. Fowler, Valery Sramko, David J. Ostry, Sarah A. Rowland, Pierre Hallé

Abstract: AbstractWe examined the voice onset times (VOTs) of monolingual and bilingual speakers of English and French to address the question whether cross language phonetic influences occur particularly in simultaneous bilinguals (that is, speakers who learned both languages from birth). Speakers produced sentences in which there were target words with initial /p/, /t/ or /k/. In French, natively bilingual speakers produced VOTs that were significantly longer than those of monolingual French speakers. French VOTs wer…

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