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By Johanneke Caspers, Yiya Chen, Willemijn Heeren, Jos Pacilly, Niels O. Schiller, Ellen van Zanten

Above and past the Segments provides a special choice of experimental linguistic and phonetic learn. regularly, it bargains with the experimental method of prosodic, and extra particularly melodic, facets of speech. however it additionally treats segmental phonetics and phonology, moment language studying, semantics and similar subject matters.
Apart from eu languages and dialects (including Dutch, English, Greek, Danish, and dialects from Italy and The Netherlands) there are also chapters on areas as common as China, Russia, South Africa, South Sudan, and Surinam. those all testify the large range of language and speech on the planet.
This e-book is of particular curiosity to linguists engaged on prosodic elements of speech ordinarily and to these learning non-Western languages particularly.

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29 30 Johanneke Caspers correctly placed, missing or incorrectly placed pitch accents on the processing speed and comprehension of non-natively produced American English by native American speakers. The results show a tendency towards slower reaction times for the inappropriate pitch accent conditions, but the differences between correct and incorrect conditions did not reach significance. However, there is a clear effect on comprehension of the L2 speech materials: less content is recalled by the subjects when pitch accents are missing or aberrant.

The expert reports contained only occasional evidence of componential analysis of voice quality, such as references to nasalization or raised larynx. We believe that the results of Nolan’s review are representative for forensic practice in many countries. Nolan (2005) and others present the framework set out in Laver (1980) as the most comprehensive descriptive tool for the description of voice quality. Laver’s framework provides terminology for how voice quality is produced, with reference to features such as laryngeal raising/lowering, lip rounding/spreading, jaw position, tongue body position, pharyngeal constriction/expansion, velum position, glottal state.

It seems that the L2 speakers do over-accentuate: they produce between 4% and 12% more pitch accents than the L1 speakers (see Table 2). But this generally does not seem to lead to inappropriate accentuation in L2 Dutch, because the extra pitch accents largely appear on optionally accentable words. Assuming that the native speakers make appropriate use of pitch accents, the intermediate L2 speakers in this study appear proficient in producing pitch accents at adequate locations in Dutch. Acknowledgments The data were gathered in a research seminar at Leiden University with the help of Maud Abraham, Natalie Boers, Chloe Gamache, Adriaan Jansen, Nihayra Leona and Milena Mikołajczyk.

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