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Jonathan Dalby

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Communication Sciences and Disorders; Honors

University Affiliation

Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne


Although people can successfully adapt their speech perception abilities to understand foreign-accented speech, there is evidence that it takes more cognitive effort to do so. This study investigated degradation in intelligibility of Mandarin Chinese accented English speech presented in noise compared native speech presented in the same conditions. The hypothesis to be tested was that the intelligibility of isolated words produced by non-native speakers would be more affected by noise than would native versions of the same words.

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