Cross-linguistic transfer effects in bilingual English-Māori voice quality and pitch (2017)
AuthorsKing J, Szakay Ashow all
Introduction • Previous research has suggested that the two main ethnolects of New Zealand English - Pākehā English (standard European variety) and Māori English - differ in pitch and voice quality: − Māori English has significantly higher mean f0 (Szakay 2006) − Māori English is more creaky, as shown by H1-H2 values based on f0 measurements in Praat (Szakay 2012) • Are these differences due to transfer effects from the Māori language? • We examine potential cross-language transfer effects in two English-Māori bilingual individuals, using two monolingual Pākehā English speakers as control.
ANZSRC Fields of Research20 - Language, Communication and Culture::2004 - Linguistics::200404 - Laboratory Phonetics and Speech Science
20 - Language, Communication and Culture::2003 - Language Studies::200321 - Te Reo Māori (Māori Language)