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Title
Phonetic and lexical predictors of intelligibility
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Abstract
In the present investigation, the intelligibility of 17 Scandinavian language varieties and standard Danish was assessed among young Danes from Copenhagen. In addition, distances between standard Danish and each of the 17 varieties were measured at the lexical level and at different phonetic levels. In order to determine how well these linguistic levels can predict intelligibility, we correlated the intelligibility scores with the linguistic distances and we carried out a number of regression analyses. The results show that for this particular set of closely related language varieties phonetic distance is a better predictor of intelligibility than lexical distance. Consonant substitutions, vowel insertions and vowel shortenings contribute significantly to the prediction of intelligibility.
Language
English
Source (journal)
International journal of humanities and arts computing.. - Edinburgh
Publication
Edinburgh : 2008
ISSN
1753-8548
Volume/pages
1-2(2008), p. 63-81
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