The current study investigates the production of Brazilian Portuguese nasal vowels by native speakers and Spanish-English bilinguals. Formant frequencies and duration were measured in both groups and results indicate similar tongue height, advancement, and duration for vowels measured. Implications for transfer in typologically similar languages and third-language (L3) acquisition are discussed.
Selected Proceedings of the 16th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium
edited by Jennifer Cabrelli Amaro, Gillian Lord, Ana de Prada Pérez, and Jessi Elana Aaron Table of contents
ISBN 978-1-57473-459-1 library binding
vii + 348 pages
publication date: 2013
published by Cascadilla Proceedings Project, Somerville, MA, USA