The Effects of Speaker Accent and Target Predictability on Perception of Mispronunciations
- Perceived foreign accentedness: Acoustic distances and lexical properties. Porretta, Vincent; Kyröläinen, Aki-Juhani; Tucker, Benjamin // Attention, Perception & Psychophysics;Oct2015, Vol. 77 Issue 7, p2438
In this study, we examined speaker-dependent (acoustic) and speaker-independent (lexical) linguistic influences on perceived foreign accentedness. Accentedness ratings assigned to Chinese-accented English words were analyzed, taking accentedness as a continuum. The speaker-dependent variables...
- Accentuations. Montoya, Sarah // Secretary;May95, Vol. 55 Issue 5, p3
Presents a guide to the pronunciation of several words based on the accentuation in Arkansas. Includes bubba; Caught; Faw.
- Speaking in tongues. Kim, Albert // Entertainment Weekly;10/7/94, Issue 243, p61
Comments on linguistic discrepancies found with characters on television programs. How actress Janine Turner's character on `Northern Exposure' is supposed to be from Michigan, but Turner's native Texan accent often emerges; Dennis Franz's Chicago accent as New York City cop in `NYPD Blue';...
- Mind your own language. J.H. // Director (00123242);Sep97, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p23
Looks at how a regional accent may or may not get an individual a job in Europe as according to a survey conducted by Hays Accountancy Personnel.
- Stress Shifts of English Utterances Made by Indonesian Speakers of English (ISE). Weda, Sukardi // International Journal of English Linguistics;Aug2012, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p23
This article examines students' understanding on stress placement in English words. The objectives of the study were to find out: i) the types of English stress shifts made by university students, and ii) the most frequently English stress shifts made by students. There were 27 students...
- NEWSWIRE. // New Scientist;12/23/2000-12/30/2000, Vol. 168 Issue 2270/2271, p5
Presents science-related news briefs as of December 23, 2000. Effect of habitat destruction on Asian elephants; Finding that global warming is raising the temperature of Earth more rapidly than was previously thought; Finding that the English accent of the Queen of England has changed over time.
- Constraints of Lexical Stress on Lexical Access in English: Evidence from Native and Non-native Listeners. Cooper, Nicole; Cutler, Anne; Wales, Roger // Language & Speech;Sep2002, Vol. 45 Issue 3, p207
Investigates the use suprasegmental cues to stress in recognition of spoken English words. Comparison of native (English-speaking) and non-native (Dutch) listeners; Use of psychological experiments; Constraints of lexical stress on lexical access in the English language.
- The New British Invasion. Spethmann, Betsy // Promo;May2002, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p127
Comments on the influence of British fictitious characters on children in the U.S. Opinion on the influence of the characters on the accentuation of children; Effect of the characters on vocabulary.
- Rock talk. Coutts, Ian // Quill & Quire;Oct2006, Vol. 72 Issue 8, p12
The article focuses on the newly acquired English accent of people from Newfoundland. Newfoundlanders are largely Irish and English West Country people who are not much inclined towards mixing with other English speakers. The outcome of this isolation is entirely different accent and vocabulary....