Tanja Kupisch |
University of Konstanz |
UiT, Arctic University of Norway
This study examines cross-linguistic influence (CLI) in adult Italian-German bilinguals based on the
production of gemination, a phenomenon that exists in Italian but not in German. We analyzed the spontaneous Italian speech of two
groups of Italian-German bilinguals (heritage speakers of Italian and Italian-dominant bilinguals) and a monolingual Italian
control group. The results show that the geminates produced by the speakers in both bilingual groups were longer than their
singletons. From this it seems that gemination is not affected by CLI. Based on our results, we discuss whether CLI is determined
by (1) markedness, (2) frequency of Italian input during acquisition, (3) language dominance or (4) relevance (e.g. phonemic
status), concluding that the latter is most crucial.
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