• Christoph GABRIEL, Marion KRAUSSE & Tetyana DITTMERS (Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz / University of Hamburg)
    La production du VOT chez des apprenants plurilingues du français langue étrangère : l’influence du russe et du turc comme langues d’origine
    2018, Vol. XXIII-1, pp. 59-72

    We analyze the production of [±voiced] stops in French as a foreign language by multilingual learners who speak Russian or Turkish as a heritage language along with their dominant language, German. Control data produced by monolingually raised German learners are taken into account. It is shown that the bilingual learners perform more target-like than the monolinguals for the voiceless stops /ptk/, but not for their voiced counterparts /bdɡ/. This suggests that the (non-)aspiration of voiceless stops is perceptually more salient for the learners than the presence or absence of pre-voicing in the realization of voiceless stops. We interpret our overall results as an example of an at least partial multilingual advantage in foreign language learning.