Speech Prosody 2006

Dresden, Germany
May 2-5, 2006

Lexical Stress Realisation: Native vs. ESL Speech

Hua-Li Jian

Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

English stress placement in phrase-medial and phrasefinal position is investigated. Current results indicate that Taiwanese ESL learners realise polysyllabic words that carry various degrees of stress in two prosodic positions with considerable differences relative to the native American English speakers, and the differences are demonstrated from acoustical and phonetic perspectives.

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Bibliographic reference.  Jian, Hua-Li (2006): "Lexical stress realisation: native vs. ESL speech", In SP-2006, paper 003.