Speech Prosody 2012

Shanghai, China
May 22-25, 2012

Prosody Perception in L1 and L2

Irina Nesterenko

Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), France

The present work deals with the perception of prosodic structure in conversational speech by naïve listeners in L1 and L2. Native speakers of Russian and French-speaking subjects with high proficiency in Russian took part in a prosody transcription experiment. After evaluating inter-transcriber agreement, we analyse the interplays between the distributions of perceived prosodic prominences and boundaries and discuss the influences of prosodic patterns specific to listeners' native language.

Index Terms: Prosody perception, Prosody transcription, Spontaneous Speech, L2.

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Bibliographic reference.  Nesterenko, Irina (2012): "Prosody perception in L1 and L2", In SP-2012, 398-401.