Zinny S. Bond

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Adult listeners are able to discriminate between and often identify spoken samples of languages that are unknown to them. Two studies were designed to explore which perceptual properties inherent within the phonological structure of languages are salient to foreign language listeners. In study one, fifteen subjects were asked to judge whether pairs of(More)
This study explored the attributes of languages to which listeners attend, using magnitude estimation and multi-dimensional scaling techniques. In magnitude estimation. lislcners assign any numerical value to a set of stimuli. In response to the question: Ilow similar is this language to English'? fifty college students assigned numerical values to spoken(More)