Durational properties of stressed syllables as a cue for English-accented French?
AbstractSome of the significant finding of a recorded speech by Anglophones learners of French as a second language, are presented. The study also investigated the cause of temporal syllabic variability associated with the perception of a greater prosodic foreign accent. English rhythm is a combination of accented and unaccented syllables, while French rhythm has syllables of equal duration. The study used nine speakers divided into three groups that were, 3 intermediate English learners of French, 3 advanced English learners of French, and 3 native speakers (NS). A language-background questionnaire was used during study to evaluate the Anglophones learner's proficiency in French. It was observed that the segmental properties can cause an increase in syllabic duration and Anglophones show temporal variability than NS.
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