Negative transfer from Spanish to English in vowels /ʌ/ and /æ/

  • Luis Cid Colegio St. John's School
Keywords: English teaching, foreign language acquisition, spelling, linguistic transfer, phonetic-phonological negative transfer

Abstract

The aim of this non-experimental descriptive study is to establish if linguisticnegative transfer caused by the aural perception of Spanish vowel phonemesis responsible for spelling mistakes found in 5th graders’ written texts from aSpanish-English bilingual school in Concepción, Chile. The subjects of thisstudy participated in an aural perception test in which they had to representthe English vowels /ʌ/ and /æ/ —these vowels were presented in twelve pseudowords. The results are consistent with the literature on the subject of phonetic-phonological negative transfer, suggesting the influence of Spanish phonicson the auditory vowel perception in English, both for pseudo words within asemantic context and in isolation.

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Luis Cid, Colegio St. John's School

B.A in Education and Master in Applied Linguistics, Universidad de Concepción. Professor of English, St. John’s School, Concepción, Chile.

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Published
2017-05-31
How to Cite
Cid L. (2017). Negative transfer from Spanish to English in vowels /ʌ/ and /æ/. Íkala, 22(2), 287-309. https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.ikala.v22n02a08
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