Maryann Tan

Maryann Su Lin Tan


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Arbetar vid Institutionen för svenska och flerspråkighet
Telefon 08-16 42 99
Besöksadress Universitetsvägen 10 D
Postadress Institutionen för svenska och flerspråkighet 106 91 Stockholm


My current project looks the process of adaptation to foreign accented Swedish by Swedish native listeners. The study will make use of the Perceptual Learning paradigm (cf. Norris et al, 2003) to investigate how native listeners learn the deviating patterns of pronunciation by an L2 speaker with a distinct accent, and apply what they learned to the recognition of new words.

Of pertinence is how listeners carve up the continuous speech signal into its discretes units. Do we store away the finer detail when we hear a sound or do we immediately decide to sort what is heard into our established categories of speech sounds? (Don't worry you can't make any sense of this unless you're a speech researcher yourself)

I hope this tiny experiment will contribute some additional insight into the bigger question of how humans can so skilfully cope with the inherent variability found in speech.

Senast uppdaterad: 19 november 2018

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