Romance-Germanic Bilingual Phonology, Hardback Book

Romance-Germanic Bilingual Phonology Hardback

Edited by Mehmet, Ph.D. Yavas, Margaret Kehoe

Part of the Studies in Phonetics and Phonology series


Bilingual contact whereby speakers use two languages in their daily lives is a very common phenomenon.

Among such contacts, Romance-Germanic bilingualism is one of the most widespread.

The chapters in this book investigate several phonetic and phonological issues that are in contrast between four Germanic languages (English, German, Danish and Swedish - more than 500 million speakers) and four Romance languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian - more than 700 million speakers).

The chapters cover several well-established phonotactic, segmental and suprasegmental conflicting situations between Germanic and Romance languages: cross-language interaction among young bilinguals as well as adults; the representation and/or instantiation of phonological knowledge in the speech of L2 users; and the sociophonetics of certain segmental and suprasegmental issues in bilinguals.Based on substantial original (never published) empirical research, the volume represents the most current thinking on the topics covered, and thus provides essential reading for students, professionals and researchers in the fields of Bilingualism, Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy, Psycholinguistics, Applied Phonetics and Phonology, Romance Linguistics and Germanic Linguistics.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288 pages, 51 figures
  • Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Phonetics, phonology
  • ISBN: 9781781792827



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