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Title: Das klingt sympathisch!. Selbst- und Fremdbild in der Sprechwirkung des italienischen Akzents
Authors: Kaunzner, Ulrike A.
Keywords: Speech effectforeign accentself-perception and external perceptionphonetic interferencecomprehensibilityprosodyspoken languageoral languageGerman languageItalian accentlistening comprehension
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Ulrike A. Kaunzner, "Das klingt sympathisch!. Selbst- und Fremdbild in der Sprechwirkung des italienischen Akzents", in "Gesprochene (Fremd-) Sprache als Forschungs- und Lehrgegenstand", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2018, pp. 139-155
The fact that Italians and their accent are often perceived as "likeable", cheerful, friendly and warmhearted
is an old cliché that is still widespread today. In this paper, the effect of phonetic interference
with regard to likability, comprehensibility and competence on different listener profiles is investigated,
in particular whether and to what extent the results of the Italian L1 listeners, who hear
their own accent, differ from the other two groups of listeners (German and Polish L1 test subjects).
The overall result of the data evaluation allows three statements to be made:
1. According to German and Polish listeners, the likability score suffers least from foreign language
interference in pronunciation. A slight Italian accent (in this case: in reading a German text) is regarded
as likeable and this seems to be fairly independent from the other two criteria (comprehensibility
and allocation of competence).
2. Italians perceive their own accent clearly when there is interference at a segmental level, and less
when there is prosodic interference.
3. For the Italians, as well as for the Poles, the comprehensibility correlates more with errors on the
segmental level. This is in contrast to the results of the German group. Here, comprehensibility is
most affected by prosodic interference.
Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 978-88-8303-962-1
eISBN: 978-88-8303-963-8
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internazionale
Appears in Collections:Gesprochene (Fremd-)Sprache als Forschungs- und Lehrgegenstand

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