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What affects recognition most – wrong wordstress or wrong word accent?
Göteborgs universitet.
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Swedish as Second Language.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7966-320X
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of Fonetik 2015, Lund University, Sweden / [ed] Malin Svensson Lundmark, Gilbert Ambrazaitis and Joost van de Weijer, 2015, Vol. 55, 7-10 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In an attempt to find out which of the two Swedish prosodic contrasts of 1) wordstress pattern and 2) tonal word accent category has the greatest communicative weight, a lexical decision experiment was conducted: in one part word stress pattern was changed from trochaic to iambic, and in the other part trochaic accentII words were changed to accent I.Native Swedish listeners were asked to decide whether the distorted words werereal words or ‘non-words’. A clear tendency is that listeners preferred to give more‘non-word’ responses when the stress pattern was shifted, compared to when wordaccent category was shifted. This could have implications for priority of phonological features when teaching Swedish as a second language.

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2015. Vol. 55, 7-10 p.
, Working Papers Department of Linguistics and Phonetics Centre for Languages and Literature, ISSN 0280-526X ; 55
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General Language Studies and Linguistics
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Education and Learning
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-18110OAI: diva2:824992
Fonetik 2015, 8-10 juni, Lund
Available from: 2015-06-22 Created: 2015-06-22 Last updated: 2015-12-07Bibliographically approved

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