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Intelligibility and degree of accentedness are interrelated aspects of non-native speech. Previous research suggests that foreign accentedness is influenced by phonetic distance measures . These distance measures may also influence the intelligibility of individual words. In the present study...
This dissertation examines native speaker perception and processing of the variability inherent to non-native speech, specifically, Mandarin-accented English. In order to accomplish this, subjective ratings were first collected as a measure of perceived foreign accentedness. The influence of...