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- Paradigm Uniformity and Analogy: The Capitalistic versus Militaristic Debate. Eddington, David // International Journal of English Studies;2006, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p1
In American English, /t/ in capitalistic is generally flapped while in miliá¹¯aristic it is not due to the influence of capi[Å¿]al and mili[th]ary. This is called Paradigm Uniformity or PU (Steriade, 2000). Riehl (2003) presents evidence to refute PU which when reanalyzed supports PU. PU is...
- THE PHYSIOLOGICAL SPECIFICATION OF AMERICAN ENGLISH VOWELS. Emill Flege, Jamess; Fletcher, Samuel G.; McCutcheon, Martin J.; Smith, Steven C. // Language & Speech;Oct-Dec86, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p361
The article offers information on an experiment, analyzing the relation between the tongue position and the production of stressed vowels by a native English speaker. It reports that the experiment used the sensors, located along the hard palate, to measure the distance of the tongue in multiple...
- A CROSS CULTURAL STUDY OF SPEECH RATE. Osser, Harry; Peng, Frederick // Language & Speech;Apr-Jun64, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p120
Describes an experiment that attempt to investigate the cultural stereotype judgment of speech-rate. Samples of speech obtained from Japanese speakers and native American-English speakers; Determination of differences in speech-rate; Judgment of speech-rate.
- Foxen in the Henhice. Lederer, Richard // Language Magazine;Nov2005, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p46
The article relates a story regarding a farmer who speaks an unusual kind of English in the U.S. Formula on converting singular words to plural forms; Humor aspect of his dialect; Lesson learned by the dialect researcher on his interview with the farmer.
- A CONTRASTIVE STUDY OF AMERICAN AND PERSIAN COMPLIMENT SPEECH ACT. Seifoori, Zohreh; Emadi, Seyed Emad // Modern Journal of Language Teaching Methods;Sep2015, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p120
This paper reports on a cross-cultural study of complimentary speech acts in Persian and American English. Two modes of enquiry were utilized: the interview and the questionnaire. The goal in the first stage was to allow members of both cultures to describe spontaneously a multi-faceted analysis...
- About the Phonetic Properties of American English. Babayeva, Vusala // International Journal of English Linguistics;Oct2014, Vol. 4 Issue 5, p138
The article deals with the linguistic points of variation problems, the comments of various linguists dealing with the phenomenon of variation. It also deals with the formation of the realization of intra- and extra linguistic reasons of language units in speech acts in variants. The article...
- The impact of non-native accented English on rendition accuracy in simultaneous interpreting. I-hsin Iris Lin; Feng-lan Ann Chang; Feng-lan Kuo // Translation & Interpreting;2013, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p30
Accent is known to cause comprehension difficulty, but empirical interpreting studies on its specific impact have been sporadic. According to Mazzetti (1999), an accent is composed of deviated phonemics and prosody, both discussed extensively in the TESL discipline. The current study seeks to...
- Pride In America. Bushnell, Louise // Vital Speeches of the Day;12/15/71, Vol. 38 Issue 5, p142
Presents the text of a speech given by Louise Bushnell of the National Association of Manufacturers in the U.S., on October 30, 1971, which deals with changes in American English and freedom of speech in the country.
- Producing American English Vowels During Vocal Tract Growth: A Perceptual Categorization Study of Synthesized Vowels. Ménard, Lucie; Davis, Barbara L.; Boë, Louis-Jean; Roy, Johanna-Pascale // Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Oct2009, Vol. 52 Issue 5, p1268
Purpose: To consider interactions of vocal tract change with growth and perceived output patterns across development, the influence of nonuniform vocal tract growth on the ability to reach acoustic--perceptual targets for English vowels was studied. Method: Thirty-seven American English speakers...