The Role of Nuclear Stress in Intelligibility: The Case of Cantonese Speakers of English
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AbstractThe current study investigates the effects of nuclear stress on intelligibility for listeners who are Cantonese speakers of
English. Three groups of participants listened to different versions of the same speech: group A listened to the lecture
with accentuation on new information; group B listened to the lecture with accentuation on given information; group C
listened to the lecture with no accentuation. Results found that group A recognized and identified significantly more new
information than group B and group C, suggesting the importance of nuclear stress production and placement to the
communication between Cantonese speakers of English.
Acceptance Date31/08/2016
All Author(s) ListSimon Ka Ngai Leung, Janice Wing Sze Wong
Name of ConferenceThe 16th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology
Start Date of Conference06/12/2016
End Date of Conference09/12/2016
Place of ConferenceSydney
Country/Region of ConferenceAustralia
Proceedings TitleProceedings of the Sixteenth Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology
Year2016
Place of PublicationAustralia
Pages329 - 332
ISSN2207-1296
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordsnuclear stress, intelligibility, Cantonese speakers of English

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