LINGUIST List 32.1587

Thu May 06 2021

Qs: Foreign Accent Rating (English)

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 04-May-2021
From: Jakub Bortlík <>
Subject: Foreign Accent Rating (English)
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I am a PhD student at the Dept of English and American studies of Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic ( and I would like to ask you for help.

For my dissertation research I am looking for English speakers (preferably native speakers but and non-native speakers are invited to participate too) who could participate in an online experiment of foreign accent rating.
I understand that in this difficult time everybody is overwhelmed with all sorts of messages but I would like to ask you to share the following message with your students and colleagues, or maybe to refer me to any of your colleagues whom I could approach with this request:

"Do you speak English? Do you think you can distinguish native speakers from people with a foreign accent? Find out in an experiment at this link: and become part of a research project at the Dept of English and American studies of Palacký University, Olomouc. All you need is a computer with internet access, headphones and half an hour of free time. Help science from the comfort of your home :)"

Thank you very much.
With kind regards,
Jakub Bortlík

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

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