English lexical stresses in non-native speech under adverse conditions

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 13th International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing (ISCSLP)
EditorsKong Aik Lee, Hung-yi Lee, Yanfeng Lu, Minghui Dong
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Pages290-294
ISBN (electronic)979-8-3503-9796-3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022

Publication series

NameInternational Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing, ISCSLP

Conference

Title13th International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing, ISCSLP 2022
PlaceSingapore
CitySingapore
Period11 - 14 December 2022

Abstract

The Lombard effect is well documented in the literature on speech production in noise in various languages, but relevant research on non-native speech production is scarce. The present study examined the effects of noise on English lexical stresses produced by Cantonese second-language speakers of English (ESL speakers). Results show distinct patterns in maintaining lexical stress contrasts in trisyllabic words by ESL and native speakers of English. Our findings confirm the Lombard effect in ESL speech production in noise. Patterns of phonetic modifications appear language-specific, which may be attributed to ESL speakers' limited experience in second-language communication under adverse conditions and also to influences of their first-language phonology. © 2022 IEEE.

Research Area(s)

  • Cantonese, ESL speech, lexical stress, Lombard effect, speech in noise

Citation Format(s)

English lexical stresses in non-native speech under adverse conditions. / He, Mosi; Zhang, Ting; Li, Bin et al.
2022 13th International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing (ISCSLP). ed. / Kong Aik Lee; Hung-yi Lee; Yanfeng Lu; Minghui Dong . Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., 2022. p. 290-294 (International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing, ISCSLP).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review