Studies in the Linguistic Sciences: Illinois Working Papers
SLS is intended as a forum for the presentation of original research by the students and faculty of the Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. As a collection of working papers, SLS provides an outlet for online, open-access distribution of pre-publication versions of articles.
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Non-native English speakers’ attitude toward accent-shift: A case study of Indonesian students in the U.S (Studies in the Linguistic Sciences: Illinois Working Papers, 2021)A number of prior studies have explored international students’ (Asian, South America, Europe) accented speech and addressed issues such as the Native English Speakers’ (NES) negative reactions and the loss of identity ...
(Studies in the Linguistic Sciences: Illinois Working Papers, 2021)L1 transfer affects the process of L2 acquisition in a significant way, both in perception and production, as learners have a tendency to apply phonological patterns of their native language to the target language. This ...
(Studies in the Linguistic Sciences: Illinois Working Papers, 2021)This study presents findings from a quantitative analysis of inter- and intraspeaker phonetic variability in the realization of /t/ and /d/ from second- and third- generation Lebanese American speakers from Dearborn, ...
Distinguishing between obligatory and optional grammatical categories in ‘thinking for speaking’: The use of the ‘aan het construction’ by six-year-old Flemish children (Studies in the Linguistic Sciences: Illinois Working Papers, 2021)This paper explores whether the influence of a grammatically encoded category depends on being obligatory or nonobligatory. This paper tests Slobin’s approach to linguistic relativity. According to Slobin (1996; 2003; ...
Dialect levelling and language attitudes in a rural Basque town: Intergenerational change meets subjective factors (Studies in the Linguistic Sciences: Illinois Working Papers, 2021)Sociolinguists assume that supralocal variants are rapidly gaining influence in the linguistic repertoires of post-industrial societies (Auer 1998; Kerswill 2002; Hernández-Campoy 2003; Pooley 2012). The outcome of this ...