Document Type

Conference Paper

Department/Unit

Department of Communication Studies

Language

English

Abstract

The current study investigates the effects of nuclear stress on intelligibility for listeners who are Cantonese speakers of English. Three groups of participants listened to different versions of the same speech: group A listened to the lecture with accentuation on new information; group B listened to the lecture with accentuation on given information; group C listened to the lecture with no accentuation. Results found that group A recognized and identified significantly more new information than group B and group C, suggesting the importance of nuclear stress production and placement to the communication between Cantonese speakers of English.

Keywords

nuclear stress, intelligibility, Cantonese speakers of English

Publication Date

12-2016

Source Publication Title

Proceedings of the 16 th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology

Start Page

329

End Page

332

Publisher

The Australasian Speech Science & Technology Association

Place of Publication

Parramatta, Sydney

Peer Reviewed

1

ISSN (print)

2207-1296

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