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Perception of General British monophthongs: The case of Slovene students of English as a foreign language

Andrej Stopar
E-mail: Andrej.Stopar@ff.uni-lj.si
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9455-1820
Sveučilište u Ljubljani

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Sažetak: The paper presents an experimental study on the perception of the Gen-eral British monophthongs that was conducted in three stages in 2014–2018. The vowels observed are studied by (i) comparing the vowel sys-tems of General British and Slovene, and (ii) by conducting an experi-ment on their perception. The analysis focuses on the participants’ over-all performance, their most frequent misperceptions, and their progress over the course of one semester. The results indicate: that the previously observed production difficulties mirror perception difficulties; that the discriminative failures of FL vowels are not entirely predictable by com-paring vowel systems; that new sound contrasts are assimilated in differ-ent ways; and that the participants’ perception of foreign language pho-nemes can benefit from explicit instruction.
Ključne riječi:
perception of vowels, General British vowels, Slovene vow-els, foreign language phonetics, Slovene learners of EFL.,
Podaci na drugim jezicima: Hrvatski