Department of Communication Studies
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.
nuclear stress, intelligibility, Cantonese speakers of English
Source Publication Title
Proceedings of the 16 th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology
The Australasian Speech Science & Technology Association
Place of Publication
Link to Publisher's Edition
Leung, S. K. N., and Janice W S Wong. "The Role of Nuclear Stress in Intelligibility: The Case of Cantonese Speakers of English." Proceedings of the 16 th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (2016): 329-332.