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ERIC Number: EJ1155644
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0090-6905
Perception of Native English Reduced Forms in Adverse Environments by Chinese Undergraduate Students
Wong, Simpson W. L.; Tsui, Jenny K. Y.; Chow, Bonnie Wing-Yin; Leung, Vina W. H.; Mok, Peggy; Chung, Kevin Kien-Hoa
Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, v46 n5 p1149-1165 Oct 2017
Previous research has shown that learners of English-as-a-second-language (ESL) have difficulties in understanding connected speech spoken by native English speakers. Extending from past research limited to quiet listening condition, this study examined the perception of English connected speech presented under five adverse conditions, namely multi-talker babble noise, speech-shaped noise, factory noise, whispering and sad emotional tones. We tested a total of 64 Chinese ESL undergraduate students, using a battery of listening tasks. Results confirmed that the recognition of English native speech was more challenging for Chinese ESL learners under unfavorable listening conditions, in comparison to a noise-free listening condition. These findings carry significant implications for the importance of training and assessments on connected speech perception across various listening environments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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