Seventeen French-English bilinguals read aloud a set of English sentences and performed an ABX discrimination task that assessed their perception of the English /I/-/i/ contrast. Global nativelikeness in production correlated with pronunciation accuracy for the vowels /I/ and /i/, and both production measures correlated with self-estimated pronunciation skills. However, performance on the perception task did not correlate with either global nativelikeness or /I,i/ pronunciation accuracy. These results are discussed in light of theories about the relation between perception and production in L2 phonological processing.
Bibliographic reference. Peperkamp, Sharon / Bouchon, Camillia (2011): "The relation between perception and production in L2 phonological processing", In INTERSPEECH-2011, 161-164.