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Kylie Sydney

Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA


  • Mini Review   
    The Impact of Spanish-English Switch Impact on the Production of Skills will benefit by Historic Fluency
    Author(s): Kylie Sydney*

    This study looks at how people of Spanish ancestry in Southern California make uptalk in both Spanish and English. We propose that cross-linguistic influence in heritage bilinguals' uptalk may occur along multiple dimensions of intonation, following the L2 Intonation Learning Theory. The systemic, frequency, and realizational aspects of heritage bilinguals' uptalk were all examined in this study. The systemic aspect included the presence of uptalk as well as uptalk with IP-final deaccenting. The realizational aspect included pitch excursion and rise duration. The three dimensions of intonation, as shown by our data, exhibit varying degrees of cross-linguistic influence. Uptalk with IP-final deaccenting was produced by heritage bilinguals in both languages (systemic dimension), but it was more prevalent in English than in Spanish (frequency dimension). That is, heritage bilinguals'.. View More»
    DOI: 10.14303/2141-5161.2023.251

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