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Article: From lexical tone to lexical stress: A cross-language mediation model for Cantonese children learning English as a second language

TitleFrom lexical tone to lexical stress: A cross-language mediation model for Cantonese children learning English as a second language
Authors
KeywordsESL
Lexical prosody
Prosodic transfer
Stress sensitivity
Tone sensitivity
Issue Date2017
PublisherFrontiers Research Foundation. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.frontiersin.org/psychology
Citation
Frontiers in Psychology, 2017, v. 8, article no. 492 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study investigated how Cantonese lexical tone sensitivity contributed to English lexical stress sensitivity among Cantonese children who learned English as a second language (ESL). Five-hundred-and-sixteen second-to-third grade Cantonese ESL children were tested on their Cantonese lexical tone sensitivity, English lexical stress sensitivity, general auditory sensitivity, and working memory. Structural equation modeling revealed that Cantonese lexical tone sensitivity contributed to English lexical stress sensitivity both directly, and indirectly through the mediation of general auditory sensitivity, in which the direct pathway had a larger relative contribution to English lexical stress sensitivity than the indirect pathway. These results suggest that the tone-stress association might be accounted for by joint phonological and acoustic processes that underlie lexical tone and lexical stress perception.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/245350
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2020 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.947
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dc.contributor.authorChoi, W-
dc.contributor.authorTong, X-
dc.contributor.authorSingh, L-
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-18T02:09:05Z-
dc.date.available2017-09-18T02:09:05Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.citationFrontiers in Psychology, 2017, v. 8, article no. 492-
dc.identifier.issn1664-1078-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/245350-
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated how Cantonese lexical tone sensitivity contributed to English lexical stress sensitivity among Cantonese children who learned English as a second language (ESL). Five-hundred-and-sixteen second-to-third grade Cantonese ESL children were tested on their Cantonese lexical tone sensitivity, English lexical stress sensitivity, general auditory sensitivity, and working memory. Structural equation modeling revealed that Cantonese lexical tone sensitivity contributed to English lexical stress sensitivity both directly, and indirectly through the mediation of general auditory sensitivity, in which the direct pathway had a larger relative contribution to English lexical stress sensitivity than the indirect pathway. These results suggest that the tone-stress association might be accounted for by joint phonological and acoustic processes that underlie lexical tone and lexical stress perception.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherFrontiers Research Foundation. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.frontiersin.org/psychology-
dc.relation.ispartofFrontiers in Psychology-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subjectESL-
dc.subjectLexical prosody-
dc.subjectProsodic transfer-
dc.subjectStress sensitivity-
dc.subjectTone sensitivity-
dc.titleFrom lexical tone to lexical stress: A cross-language mediation model for Cantonese children learning English as a second language-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailTong, X: xltong@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityTong, X=rp01546-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00492-
dc.identifier.pmid28408898-
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC5374207-
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dc.identifier.hkuros277544-
dc.identifier.volume8-
dc.identifier.spagearticle no. 492-
dc.identifier.epagearticle no. 492-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000397997200001-
dc.publisher.placeSwitzerland-
dc.identifier.issnl1664-1078-

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