Comparison of Native and Non-native Perception of L2 Japanese Speech Varying in Prosodic Characteristics

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Title Comparison of Native and Non-native Perception of L2 Japanese Speech Varying in Prosodic Characteristics
Author Tsurutani, Chiharu; Tsukada, Kimiko; Ishihara, Shunichi
Publication Title Proceedings of the 13th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology
Editor Marija Tabain, Janet Fletcher, David Grayden, John Hajek, Andy Butcher
Year Published 2010
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Causal Production
Abstract This study investigates non-native listeners' perception of prosodic variation of Japanese utterances. A previous study [12] reports that there is no significant difference in the assessment of the accented speech by two groups of native Japanese-speaking judges, i.e., between those who have been exposed to non-native speech and those who have not, in that both of them relied on the correctness of timing for their judgement. The same second language (L2) Japanese utterances as those used in [12] were presented to two groups of learners (beginners and advanced) whose L1 is English. The listeners were asked to assess the pronunciation of those utterances using a 7-point scale. It was found that beginners and advanced learners use different criteria for their judgement from native speakers depending on the error types in the speech samples.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://www.assta.org/?q=sst-2010
Copyright Statement Copyright 2010 ASSTA. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the conference's website for access to the definitive, published version.
ISBN 978-0-9581946-3-1
Conference name Thirteenth Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (SST 2010)
Location Melbourne, Australia
Date From 2010-12-14
Date To 2010-12-16
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/37150
Date Accessioned 2011-01-30
Date Available 2011-06-06T06:01:53Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Laboratory Phonetics and Speech Science
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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