Final voiced obstruents in German Learner English: Dataset for chapter 10 in "Phonological variation in German Learner English"

Creator: Sönning, Lukas  
Contributor: Pascoe, Graham
Faculty/Professorship: English and Historical Linguistics  
Publisher Information: DataverseNO
Year of publication: 2021
Abstract: This dataset contains tabular files with (i) auditory data on final voiced obstruent (FVO) production by German learners and (ii) acoustic measurements of the preceding vowel duration by German learners and native speakers. The data originate from two different studies. The auditory data by Pascoe (1987) include n = 26 speakers (instructional-setting learners from southern Bavaria; age: 14-16 years), who produced a total of n = 644 tokens. These data were elicited with the re-telling of a picture story. The productions were classified as "voiceless", "devoiced", and "voiced". The acoustic data by Soenning (2020) include n = 62 German learners (instructional-setting learners from northern Bavaria; age: 11-30) and n = 26 native speakers (BrE and AmE). Two reading tasks were used for data elicitation: a word list and short carrier phrases ("I said ..., not ..."). Each subject produced n = 11 minimal pairs, which contrasted in final obstruent voicing, yielding 284 tokens (i.e. minimal pairs) for the native speakers and n = 619 tokens (i.e. word pairs) for the learners. See ReadMe file for further information. Related publication: Soenning, Lukas. 2020. Phonological variation in German Learner English. University of Bamberg dissertation. DOI: 10.20378/irb-49135 Open access:
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.18710/DKIGE5
has parts: doi:10.18710/DKIGE5/AHTUMD
Relation:: uniba/49135
Type: Dataset
Keywords: L2 acquisition
German learner English
final voiced obstruents
final devoicing
phonetics & phonology
auditory data
acoustic data
vowel length variation
preceding vowel duration
vowel-length effect
pre-lenis lengthening
pre-fortis clipping
GND Keywords: Englisch; Fremdsprache; Aussprache; Variation; Phonologie; Deutsch; Muttersprache
DDC Classification: 420 English  
Format: text/csv
Version: V1