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ERIC Number: EJ583923
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0883-2919
Intelligibility and Comprehensibility of American and Irish Englishes in Japan.
Matsuura, Hiroko; Chiba, Reiko; Fujieda, Miho
World Englishes, v18 n1 p49-62 Mar 1999
Examined the effect of familiarity with different English accents, investigating Japanese college students' intelligibility and comprehensibility judgements of familiar and unfamiliar English (American and Irish English). Results indicated that familiarity and exposure contributed to higher perceived comprehensibility, but not necessarily to better understanding of the message. Extent of comprehensibility of different accents differed from speaker to speaker. (SMN)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan