Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics https://dujal.nl/ <p><img style="margin: 0px 40px 0 0;" src="https://platform.openjournals.nl/dujal/libraryFiles/downloadPublic/51" alt="DuJAL" width="300" height="237" align="left" hspace="10" vspace="10" /></p> <p style="font-size: 16px;"><br />The <em>Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics</em> (DuJAL) <span style="font-weight: 400;">is the official journal of the Dutch Association of Applied Linguistics (Anéla). It publishes research on (second) language use, learning, teaching and policy and particularly values both theoretically and practically driven research that is of societal relevance.</span></p> <p style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">DuJAL encourages open science, allows for publication of instruments and data, and publishes on a rolling basis.</span></p> <p> </p> Anéla en-US Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics 2211-7253 Speaker discrimination as a function of vowel realization: does focus affect perception? https://dujal.nl/article/view/9420 <p>The acoustic-phonetic characteristics of speech sounds are influenced by their linguistic position in the syllable or sentence. Because of acoustic-phonetic differences between different speech sounds, sounds vary in the amount of speaker information they contain. However, do spectral and durational differences between realizations of the same sound that were sampled from different linguistic positions also impact speaker information? We investigated speaker discrimination in [−focus] versus [+focus] word realizations. Twenty-one Dutch listeners participated in a same-different task, using stimuli varying in focus, vowel ([aː], [u]), and word context ([ɦ_k], [v_t]), spoken by 11 different speakers. Results showed that an effect of focus on speaker-dependent information was present, but limited to words containing [u]. Moreover, performance on [u] words was influenced by (interactions of) word context and trial type (same-vs. different-speaker). Context-dependent changes in a speech sound’s acoustics may affect its speaker-dependent information, albeit under specific conditions only.</p> Willemijn Heeren Cesko Voeten Tessi Marks Copyright (c) 2022 Willemijn Heeren, Cesko Voeten, Tessi Marks https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-05-23 2022-05-23 11 10.51751/dujal9420 Processing mismatching gendered possessive pronouns in L1 Dutch and L2 French https://dujal.nl/article/view/9948 <p>The results of a self-paced reading experiment show that reading times in Dutch increase when there is a gender mismatch between the subject and a subsequent possessive pronoun, signaling an increase in processing difficulty. We hypothesized that Dutch learners of French incorrectly apply the rules of their L1 in their L2 and should therefore also show an increase in reading times in French upon encountering a possessive pronoun for which grammatical gender differs from the biological gender of the subject (the possessor). At the same time, we expected that they would have no or less difficulties in processing ungrammatical French sentences in which the biological gender of the subject/possessor matches the gender of the possessive pronoun. We did not find either of these effects in a second self-paced reading experiment. We assume that the Dutch learners of French parse the foreign language sentences in a shallow fashion.</p> Gert-Jan Schoenmakers Theresa Redl Sebastian Collin Rozanne Versendaal Peter de Swart Helen de Hoop Copyright (c) 2022 Gert-Jan Schoenmakers, Theresa Redl, Sebastian Collin, Rozanne Versendaal, Peter de Swart, Helen de Hoop https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-14 2022-07-14 11 10.51751/dujal9948