15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

Stress Typicality Effects in Native and Non-Native Speakers of English

Joanne Arciuli, Linda Cupples

Macquarie University, Australia

This study investigated the processing of lexical stress in native and non-native speakers of English. Specifically, we examined stress typicality effects (where typicality is defined on the basis of grammatical category) in disyllabic words using two on-line tasks. Our grammatical classification experiment showed an overall effect of stress typicality in non-native speakers but no overall effect in native speakers (although some native speakers with high error rates did show a significant effect). Our onset gating experiment revealed significant stress typicality effects in both groups of speakers. These findings are discussed with reference to previous research.

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Bibliographic reference.  Arciuli, Joanne / Cupples, Linda (2003): "Stress typicality effects in native and non-native speakers of English", In ICPhS-15, 2051-2054.