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We examined whether sentence context (the predictability of the final word) influences listeners' ratings of foreign-accented words. Previous work has demonstrated that accent manipulations affect… (More)
Previous evidence indicates that foreign-accented speech influences spoken word recognition (accented stimuli are processed with reduced accuracy and slower response times). The present study aims to… (More)
In this paper, I present accent-related variations unique to Asian-Indian speakers of English in the United States and identify specific speech and language features that contribute to an “Indian a...
The present study aims to increase the understanding of how listeners process different foreign accents. Specifically, listeners were presented with 50 varieties of foreign accented speech samples… (More)
Introduction No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, proposed in 2002, was designed mainly with the laudable goal to help those students who were historically underserved, namely children with special… (More)
A three‐dimensional perspective, following the speech‐chain model, is taken in arriving at the variables that influence the production and perception of foreign‐accented speech. Essentially, research… (More)
Foreign‐accented speech is one source of variability that listeners may face during the perception of spoken language. Although a number of previous studies have examined the role that… (More)
In this study we attempt to identify the acoustic parameters of Spanish accented English that give it the perception of being accented. Recordings of eight multisyllabic (3, 4, and 5 syllables) words… (More)