This work deals with the production of Italian dental affricates /ts dz/ by 2 female Portuguese speakers. Due to the lack of affricates in their L1, the aim was testing whether an affricate articulation and lengthening is preserved across phonological contexts. Through sentence-list reading, it will be shown how the affricate articulation is generally preserved, although /dz/ tends to reduce into a fricative /z/ more than the voiceless /ts/. An intermediate degree of sonority has also been detected together with a peculiar lengthening of the affricate involving only the occlusive part, whereas the fricative remains unvaried. These results may indicate a different phonological status of dental affricates for LS speakers.

The production of Italian dental affricates by Portuguese speakers / C. Meluzzi - In: ExLing 2020[s.l] : ExLing Society, 2020. - pp. 1-4 (( Intervento presentato al 11. convegno International Conference of Experimental Linguistics tenutosi a Athens nel 2020 [10.36505/ExLing-2020/11/0032/000447].

The production of Italian dental affricates by Portuguese speakers

C. Meluzzi
2020

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This work deals with the production of Italian dental affricates /ts dz/ by 2 female Portuguese speakers. Due to the lack of affricates in their L1, the aim was testing whether an affricate articulation and lengthening is preserved across phonological contexts. Through sentence-list reading, it will be shown how the affricate articulation is generally preserved, although /dz/ tends to reduce into a fricative /z/ more than the voiceless /ts/. An intermediate degree of sonority has also been detected together with a peculiar lengthening of the affricate involving only the occlusive part, whereas the fricative remains unvaried. These results may indicate a different phonological status of dental affricates for LS speakers.
dental affricates; language acquisition; phonetics; Italian
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