Processing Time, Accent, and Comprehensibility in the Perception of Native and Foreign-Accented Speech

@article{Munro1995ProcessingTA,
  title={Processing Time, Accent, and Comprehensibility in the Perception of Native and Foreign-Accented Speech},
  author={Murray J. Munro and Tracey M. Derwing},
  journal={Language and Speech},
  year={1995},
  volume={38},
  pages={289 - 306}
}
In this study, a sentence verification task was used to determine the effect of a foreign accent on sentence processing time. Twenty native English listeners heard a set of English true/false statements uttered by ten native speakers of English and ten native speakers of Mandarin. The listeners assessed the truth value of the statements, and assigned accent and comprehensibility ratings. Response latency data indicated that the Mandarin-accented utterances required more time to evaluate than… Expand

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