Acoustic indicators of Spanish-accented English

Authors

  • Amee P. Shah Sch. of Commun. Sci. and Disorders, McGill University, 1266 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, Que. H3G 1A8, Canada

Keywords:

Correlation methods, Natural language processing systems, Speech analysis, Speech communication, Speech recognition, Acoustic deviations, Acoustic indicators, Multisyllabic words, Phonological analysis, Spanish accented English

Abstract

The temporal speech characteristics of native Spanish speakers of English-as-a-second-language that relate to the native English-speaking listeners' perception of accentedness were examined. Several temporal characteristics of multisyllabic, words, selected on the basis of previous phonological descriptions of Spanish-accented speech, as they relate to a measure of perceived accentedness were discussed. Two studies were designed to test the hypothesis that temporal deviations characterize Spanish-accented speech, and that these deviations were related to the perception of accentedness as judged by native speakers of English.

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Published

2003-09-01

How to Cite

1.
Shah AP. Acoustic indicators of Spanish-accented English. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2003 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Oct. 20];31(3):42-3. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1541

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Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada