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dc.creatorGavino, Mariaen
dc.creatorGarcia-Holmes, Katherine Nikien
dc.creatorFerracane, Elisaen
dc.creatorBlanco, Cynthia P.en
dc.creatorSmiljanic, Rajkaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-02T19:35:41Z
dc.date.available2016-05-02T19:35:41Z
dc.date.issued2016en
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2XF9Ben
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/35276en
dc.descriptionUnderstanding foreign-accented speech can be difficult. Comprehension can be further compromised by environmental noise. Previous research has shown that listeners are able to adapt rapidly to a foreign accent. The present study examines how foreign accent (FA) adaptation is affected by two kinds of noise: speech-shaped white noise and competing speech. Native English listeners heard blocks of sentences produced by native-accented or foreign-accented talkers (Korean, Spanish) mixed with either type of noise, and indicated if the word written on the screen and the last word they heard were the same by pressing a button. Results show that listener responses were more accurate (though slower) when sentences were mixed with competing speech than with speech-shaped white noise. These findings suggest that while competing speech made word recognition more effortful, ultimately it was less disruptive than white noise for FA adaptation.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.relation.ispartofResearch Weeken
dc.subjectforeign accent adaptationsen
dc.subjectspeech perception in noiseen
dc.subjectinformational maskingen
dc.subjectenergetic maskingen
dc.subjectSpanishen
dc.subjectKoreanen
dc.titleEffects of Different Types of Noise on Foreign Accent Adaptationen
dc.typePosteren
dc.description.departmentLinguisticsen
dc.rights.restrictionOpenen


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