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LINGUIST List 20.3326

Fri Oct 02 2009

Qs: Bilingual Listeners' Speech Perception

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        1.    Natalia Morozova, Bilingual Listeners' Speech Perception

Message 1: Bilingual Listeners' Speech Perception
Date: 29-Sep-2009
From: Natalia Morozova <nmorozova11gmail.com>
Subject: Bilingual Listeners' Speech Perception
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Hello all,

We are doing a project, which evaluates bilingual listeners' perception of
English monosyllabic words. The question we have is to what degree should
we consider dialectal differences acceptable. For example, many bilinguals
wrote 'shore' for 'sure' when the test stimulus was /shur/. Should we count
that as wrong?

Secondly, if we should count that as correct, then the question becomes,
how many acceptable variations of a particular word are there? Are there
any 'bible' works in this field that list out ALL acceptable variations,
which we may reference?

Thank you in advance for your input!

Natalia Morozova

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

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