Auditory recognition of idioms by native and nonnative speakers of English : It takes one to know one

  • DIANA VANLANCKER
  • Published 2003

Abstract

The abilities of second language speakers to discriminate the prosodic contrasts between idiomatic and literal meanings of ambiguous sentences were investigated using utterances previously shown to be reliably identified by acoustic cues. Four listener groups of varying proficiency, native speakers of American English, native speakers of non-American… (More)

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