Project

Speech intelligibility and foreign accent: New perspectives on the perception of non-native Dutch

Code
01N01818
Duration
01 January 2018 → 31 December 2021
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Language studies
    • Linguistics
    • Literary studies
  • Social sciences
    • Education curriculum
Keywords
speech intelligibility phonetics Dutch foreign language acquisition
 
Project description

Oral proficiency targets in foreign language learning are typically expressed in terms of intelligibility. However, what makes non-native speech intelligible and accented is ill understood. The proposed project examines the link between intelligibility, foreign accentedness, and listeners' attitudes towards non-native Dutch. The results will contribute to our understanding of these concepts and underpin the teaching of Dutch as a foreign language.