Singing Your Accent Away, and Why It Works


Eleven Dutch secondary school children sang and spoke the lyrics of a number of popular English songs. Their pronunciation accuracy was rated significantly higher in the singing mode by a group of native speakers. Additional perception scores showed that the decrease in Dutch-accentedness must be due to the fact that their foreign accent could not be signaled in the f0 and segment durations during singing.

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@inproceedings{Hagen2011SingingYA, title={Singing Your Accent Away, and Why It Works}, author={Marinda Hagen and Joop Kerkhoff and Carlos Gussenhoven}, booktitle={ICPhS}, year={2011} }