ExLing 2010 - Third Workshop on Experimental Linguistics

Athens, Greece
August 25-27, 2010

How Learning to Read and write influences the Dialectal Traits in -sC Clusters

Isabel Henriques

Clup-Centro de Linguística da Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Words written with the initial graphic sequences “es+C” and “ex+C” raise many problematic questions to the phonology of European Portuguese since the production of these sequences is changing (Delgado Martins et al, 1996:302). This paper focuses on the analysis of how the speakers produce and segment these –sC clusters and on the variables that might affect these tasks. Therefore, we conducted a study to perceive what might influence the speakers' phonological knowledge.

Index Terms. phonological knowledge, orthographic knowledge, dialectal traits, variation and change

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Bibliographic reference.  Henriques, Isabel (2010): "How learning to read and write influences the dialectal traits in -sc clusters", In ExLing-2010, 61-64.