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Development of accentual categories in Japanese as a second language

Atria, J; Hazan, VL; (2015) Development of accentual categories in Japanese as a second language. In: Proceedings 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. International Phonetic Association: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

Previous research shows that, Spanish speakers studying Japanese face significant difficulties when perceiving Japanese word accent contrasts, particularly between accented and unaccented words. We hypothesise that this is probably due to poorly developed accent categories in the target population. The results of a categorical perception test show great differences between native and non-native listeners in both category definition and boundary positions. Results also show differences between categories, in that some are more clearly defined than others. This partly explains response biases reported in the literature.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Development of accentual categories in Japanese as a second language
Event: 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences,, 10-14 August 2015, Glasgow
Location: Glasgow, UK
Dates: 10 August 2015 - 14 August 2015
ISBN-13: 978-0-85261-941-4
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.internationalphoneticassociation.org/i...
Language: English
Additional information: The Proceedings of ICPhS 2015 are posted here under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). This means that the work must be attributed to the author (BY clause), no one can use the work commercially (NC clause), and the work cannot be modified by anyone who re-uses it (ND clause).
Keywords: Speech perception, Word stress, L2 perception
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1470557
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