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Title: Japanese Evaluations of Accented English Speech
Authors: Rivers, Damian
Abstract: This presentation will share the results of a study which sought to investigate how Japanese university students perceive the English accent of other Asian nationalities. 75 Japanese university freshmen were required to listen to a variety of non-native speakers reading a short passage of text online. These speakers were from numerous countries within Asia including Japan. A small number of native speakers from non-Asian countries were also included in the study. The students were then asked to respond to each speaker’s accent across four factors (1) attractiveness: (2) intelligibility: (3) education level: (4) desirability. The students rated each speaker on a 9 point Likert-type scale and were also given the option of providing written feedback for each speaker. The results of this investigation will be discussed and issues associated with perceptions of speech will be presented.
Research Achievement Classification: 国際会議/International Conference
Type: Conference Paper
Peer Review: あり/yes
Solo/Joint Author(s): 単著/solo
Date: 15-Oct-2009
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