Speech Prosody 2012
The aim of this research is to examine the role of the acoustic correlates of lexical stress in the integration of accentual information in French speakers. A shape/pseudoword matching task is used, as it implies not only a low-level acoustic processing, but also a lexical processing. Results show, on the one hand, an influence of the accentual pattern in the perception of stress; on the other, they suggest that French speakers' accentual representations seem to be more rigid than the native Spanish ones.
Index Terms: stress deafness, lexical stress contrasts, acoustic correlates, French, Spanish L2.
Bibliographic reference. Schwab, Sandra / Llisterri, Joaquim (2012): "The role of the acoustic correlates of stress in the perception of Spanish accentual contrasts by French speakers", In SP-2012, 350-353.