Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-23496
Title: Music and foreign language pronunciation
Author(s): Callender, Craig
Other involved persons: Norrick, Neal R.
Language: English
Year of Publication: 2007
OPUS Source: SWPL. - 1. 2007, p. 38-55
SWD key words: Musikerziehung
Free key words: musical training
second language
DDC notations: 400 Language, linguistics
Publikation type: Journal Article
Abstract: This paper examines the relationship between musical training and success in foreign language pronunciation. I present the results of two studies, one involving native speakers of English learning German, and one involving native speakers of Russian learning English. The hypothesis that those participants with musical training would perform better than those with none was not supported. In conclusion I discuss possible reasons for why the hypothesis was not confirmed, pointing out shortcomings of the studies, and how to improve on them for future research. In particular, I suggest that learner level and aptitude may be relevant confounding factors.
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291-scidok-11746
Date of registration: 2-Jul-2007
Faculty: P - Philosophische Fakultät
Department: P - Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Anglophone Kulturen
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Saarland Working Papers in Linguistics (SWPL)

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