Encontro Intermediário Online – NUPFFALE

19/11/2020 14:40

O PPGI convida todos a participarem do evento de encerramento do grupo de pesquisa NUPFFALE – Núcleo de Fonética e Fonologia Aplicada à Língua Estrangeira – que acontecerá nesta segunda-feira, 23/11, às 11h. O professor Charles Bond Chang irá proferir uma palestra aberta a quem tiver interesse em pesquisas que mostram a interação entre a língua materna e uma segunda língua no nível fonético-fonológico.

Phonetic Drift as Evidence for Linguistic Development over the Lifespan
Prof. Dr. Charles Bond Chang
🕤 23/11/2020 – 11h00
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First language (L1) acquisition is often described as a process leading to an endpoint, implying a stable language system in adulthood. In this talk, I will present longitudinal phonetic data that challenge this view and suggest instead that the L1 system of adult speakers continues to develop in response to new language experience. Adult native English speakers recently arrived in Korea were found to show significant “phonetic drift” in acoustic properties of their L1 production while learning Korean as a second language (L2); furthermore, a year later they continued to show modified L1 production in some, but not all, of the properties that changed during L2 learning, and the persistence of L1 modifications did not necessarily depend on active L2 use in daily life. These patterns suggest that language contact associated with L2 learning and residence in an L2 environment tends to induce and then prolong phonetic drift of the L1. I will discuss the speed, persistence, and variability of these effects, which highlight the need for language researchers to consider both the population and the variable under study and to accordingly control (and describe) language background in a study sample.

Professor Charles Chang is an Associate Professor of Linguistics at Boston University. Prof. Chang’s research addresses topics in phonetics, phonology, psycholinguistics, and language development. His specific interests include the early stages of second language phonological acquisition, the structure of phonetic and phonological representations, linguistic plasticity, cross-linguistic interactions within the bilingual mind, bases of perceived cross-linguistic similarity, second language speech processing, heritage language phonology, and contact-induced sound change.

For more information about Professor Charles Chang, visit https://cbchang.com.