Oral 14: Julia Vonessen – The Relationship Between Listener Attitudes and the Comprehension of Nonnative-Accented Speech

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Faculty mentor: Rachel Hayes-Harb

Native speakers often find it difficult to comprehend nonnative-accented speech and often exhibit negative attitudes toward nonnative speakers. This project examines the relationship between comprehension and listeners’ attitudes toward nonnative talkers and their accents. The study demonstrates the existence of a relationship between comprehension and attitudes toward particular nonnative-accented talkers, where more positive attitudes correspond to higher rates of comprehension.

Watch my research presentation below.
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Questions or comments? Contact me at: j.vonessen@utah.edu

View my Presentation Slides HERE

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