ERIC Number: EJ506740
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Nonsegmental Factors in Foreign Accent: Ratings of Filtered Speech.
Munro, Murray J.
Studies in Second Language Acquisition, v17 n1 p17-34 Mar 1995
Untrained native English listeners assigned foreign accent scores to sentence and narrative utterances produced by native English speakers and Mandarin-speaking learners of English, rendered unintelligible through low-pass filtering. Because the filtered speech stimuli contained little of what could be considered segmental information, results suggest that untrained listeners identified foreign-accented speech on the basis of nonsegmental information alone. (24 references) (NAV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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