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SPCH81700 - Bilingual Effects in Speech Perception and Production

 
 

SPCH81700 - Bilingual Effects in Speech Perception and Production

81700 - Bilingual Effects in Speech Perception and Production - 3 Credits (Cross-listed with LING79700)
COURSE OFFERING: Fall 2015
Day/Time: Thursday 2:00 - 4:00pm
Room: 7102
Instructor: Dr. Valerie Shafer
Email: vshafer@gc.cuny.edu
Office: 7400.14
Phone: (212) 817-8805

Course description:
The first language we learn exerts a strong influence on our phonetic perception and production.  How does acquisition of two languages influence these processes? If the phonetic categories differ are both represented?  Are they equal or does one language have to dominate?  This course will explore the multiple effects that living with more than one language has on the mental organization of speech sounds and how factors, such as age of acquisition and types of experience affect perception and production of first and second language speech sounds.