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Differences in acoustically determined sentence stress between native and L2 speakers of Finland Swedish (2021)


Kallio, H., Kuronen, M., & Kautonen, M. (2021). Differences in acoustically determined sentence stress between native and L2 speakers of Finland Swedish. Working papers - Lund University, Department of linguistics, General linguistics, Phonetics, 56, 42-47. https://journals.lub.lu.se/LWPL/article/view/23274


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All authors or editors: Kallio, Heini; Kuronen, Mikko; Kautonen, Maria

Journal or series: Working papers - Lund University, Department of linguistics, General linguistics, Phonetics

ISSN: 0280-526X

Publication year: 2021

Volume: 56

Pages range: 42-47

Publisher: Lund University

Publication country: Sweden

Publication language: English

Persistent website address: https://journals.lub.lu.se/LWPL/article/view/23274

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Additional information: This volume of the Working Papers in General Linguistics and Phonetics contains the proceedings of the 32nd Swedish Phonetics Conference, FONETIK 2021, held June 8-9, 2021, hosted by Lund University.


Abstract

This study describes a pilot attempt to use acoustically determined sentence stress in distinguishing native and L2 speakers of Finland Swedish at different proficiency levels. The study is part of the DigiTala project that examines and develops automatic tools for spoken L2 assessment.

Stressed syllables were detected in 235 L2 and 30 L1 speech samples using combinations of f0, intensity, and duration. Differences were found in the relative number of stressed syllables between native and L2 speakers using f0 and duration or all three features. Further research with more consistent speech data is needed to establish reliable automatic measures of sentence stress.


Keywords: Swedish language; mother tongue; second language; language skills; oral language skills; colloquial language; know-how; evaluation; evaluation methods


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Reporting Year: 2021


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