ERIC Number: ED039806
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug-1
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Psychoacoustic Investigation of Foreignness. Quarterly Report.
Gerber, Sanford E.; Hanley, Theodore D.
An experiment which measures the foreignness of selected languages with reference to each other, to native languages of listeners, and to listeners' language experience is described. The procedure involves the tape recordings of 50 sentences in the native languages of 10 selected speakers. The second major stage involves playback to listener groups of the recorded sentences on a paired-comparison basis, with listener judgment made on which language of any sentence pair sounded more foreign. (Author)
Descriptors: Acoustics, Auditory Discrimination, Auditory Perception, Auditory Stimuli, Comparative Analysis, Experiments, Foreign Culture, Language Classification, Languages, Listening Comprehension, Listening Habits, Listening Skills, Modern Languages, Psychoacoustics, Sentences, Tape Recordings, Tests
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Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Santa Barbara.