Romance-Germanic Bilingual Phonology - Mehmet Yavaş

Romance-Germanic Bilingual Phonology - Mehmet Yavaş


Romance-Germanic Bilingual Phonology - Mehmet Yavaş

Mehmet Yavaş [+-]
Florida International University
Mehmet Yavaş is a Professor of Linguistics at Florida International University. He has published numerous articles on applied phonology and is the principal author of Avaliacao Fonologica da Crianca, a phonological assessment procedure for Brazilian Portuguese. His other publications include Phonological disorders in children (1991), First and second language phonology (1994), Phonology: Development and disorders (1998), Unusual productions in phonology (2014) and Applied English phonology (3rd edition 2015).
Margaret Kehoe [+-]
University of Geneva
Margaret Kehoe is a senior lecturer at the University of Geneva. She is also a practicing speech-language therapist who works with the International community in Geneva. She received her Bachelor in Speech Therapy (with Honors) from the University of Queensland, her MSc, from the University of Arizona, and her Ph.D from the University of Washington. She has conducted research on phonetic and phonological acquisition in English-, German-, Spanish-, and French-speaking children as well as in bilingual children. She is currently interested in the theme of cross-linguistic interaction in bilingual children.
Walcir Cardoso [+-]
Concordia University
Walcir Cardoso is a professor of Applied Linguistics/Teaching English as a Second Language in the Department of Education at Concordia University, Montreal.


This chapter provides an overview of the book's scope and contents and provides a rationale for the collection as a whole. Bilingual contact whereby speakers use their two languages in their daily lives is a very common phenomenon. Among such situations, Romance-Germanic bilingualism is one of the most widespread contacts. The chapters in this book investigate several phonetic and phonological issues that are in contrast between 4 Germanic languages (English, German, Danish, and Swedish- with more than 500 million speakers) and 4 Romance languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Italian - with more than 700 million speakers). Contributions from original empirical research cover several phonotactic, segmental, and suprasegmental conflicting situations between Germanic and Romance languages. The first four chapters investigate issues related to vowels through Spanish-English, French-Danish, Spanish-German, and Spanish-Danish contact situations. The following five chapters explore various topics related to consonantal conflicts. These involve laterals in Spanish-English, final stops, and sonorant codas in Portuguese-English bilingualism. The volume next examines the issues related to voice onset time in French-Swedish, and Italian-German contacts, suprasegmental issues in French-English contact in France and in Canada and a phonotactic inquiry focusing on the markedness of onsets in Portuguese-English contact. The volume concludes with a look into sociophonetics of voice onset time, intonation and labial fricatives in Spanish-English bilinguals.

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Yavaş, Mehmet ; Kehoe, Margaret; Cardoso, Walcir. Introduction. Romance-Germanic Bilingual Phonology. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 1-13 Jan 2017. ISBN 9781781792827. Date accessed: 22 Jul 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.27348. Jan 2017

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