publication . Article . Conference object . 2013

Does training make French speakers more able to identify lexical stress?

Sandra Schwab; Joaquim Llisterri;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Country: Switzerland
This research takes the stress deafness hypothesis as a starting point (e.g. Dupoux et al., 2008), and, more specifically, the fact that French speakers present difficulties in perceiving lexical stress in a free-stress language. In this framework, we aim at determining whether a prosodic training could improve the ability of French speakers to identify the stressed syllable in Spanish words. Three groups of participants took part in this experiment. The Native group was composed of 16 speakers of Spanish; the Non-Native and Control group were formed of, respectively, 22 and 14 speakers of French with no knowledge of Spanish. The experiment involved three phases...
free text keywords: lexical stress, stress deafness, training, Spanish, ddc:440
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