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dc.contributorDepartment of Chinese and Bilingual Studies-
dc.creatorWayland, R-
dc.creatorGuerra, C-
dc.creatorChen, S-
dc.creatorZhu, Y-
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-03T06:54:23Z-
dc.date.available2021-11-03T06:54:23Z-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10397/91525-
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMDPI AGen_US
dc.rights© 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).en_US
dc.rightsThe following publication Wayland R, Guerra C, Chen S, Zhu Y. English Focus Perception by Mandarin Listeners. Languages. 2019; 4(4):91 is available at https://doi.org/10.3390/languages4040091en_US
dc.subjectEnglishen_US
dc.subjectIntonationen_US
dc.subjectMandarinen_US
dc.subjectPerceptionen_US
dc.subjectPitch accenten_US
dc.titleEnglish focus perception by Mandarin listenersen_US
dc.typeJournal/Magazine Articleen_US
dc.identifier.volume4-
dc.identifier.issue4-
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/languages4040091-
dcterms.abstractThis study compared how well native Mandarin and native English speakers can perceive prosodically marked focus in English echo questions. Twenty-five yes–no echo questions were produced with a sentence focus, a verb focus, and an object focus. After hearing each sentence, they were asked to choose a correct response. Native English listeners were more accurate than native Mandarin on verb and object focus, but not on sentence focus. More importantly, both groups confused object focus with sentence focus and vice versa. However, confusion between object and verb focus, and between object and sentence focus was infrequent. These results suggest that, in some cases, (1) acoustic prominence on the head of a phrase or its internal argument can project to the entire phrase and make the entire phrase focused, and (2) parallel transmission of the two functions of intonation, and cross-linguistic variation in focus marking (prosodically versus syntactically) may contribute to their perceptual ambiguity.-
dcterms.accessRightsopen accessen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationLanguages, Dec. 2019, v. 4, no. 4, 91-
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dcterms.issued2019-12-
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85109583847-
dc.identifier.eissn2226-471X-
dc.identifier.artn91-
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