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Prosodic factors that affect the accentedness of L2 Japanese utterances: What matters most?

Tsuruntani, Chiharu; Ishihara, Shunichi


This study aims to identify which of two crucial prosodic factors has greatest impact on native speakers’ judgement of the accentedness of second language (L2) pronunciation. Prosodic features are already known to have more impact on the accentedness of L2 learners’ pronunciation than segmental features do. In this study, timing and pitch are looked at as major prosodic factors that affect native speakers’ accentedness judgement of L2 pronunciation. To examine the relative importance of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Conference paper
Source: Practices and Policies: Current Research in Languages and Cultures Education. Selected Proceedings of the Second National LCNAU Colloquium. Canberra, 3-5 July 2013
Access Rights: Open Access


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