Finlands Akademi
Finansieringsbeslut
 
Sökande / Kontakt person Tergujeff, Elina Maarit
Organisation Jyväskylä universitet
Projektets titel Intelligibility, comprehensibility and accentedness of English spoken by Finnish-speaking and Swedish-speaking Finns (ICASEF)
Beslutnr 315980
Beslutsdatum 26.04.2018
Finansierings period 01.09.2018 - 31.08.2021
Finansiering 255 068
WebFOCUS Report
Beskrivning av projektet
This project sets out to investigate which features of English pronunciation by Finns compromise intelligibility, how easy the speakers are to understand, and how strong their foreign accent is, when rated by listeners. The study comprises listening tests. Speech samples will be chosen from teenaged Finnish-speaking and Swedish-speaking Finns. The listeners will be British and Finnish youth. Hence, the study also addresses the connection between (speakers’/listeners’) mother tongue and intelligibility of English. The study will produce knowledge about English pronunciation by Finnish and Swedish-speaking Finns, which is much needed for the development of pronunciation pedagogy and the planned foreign language oral proficiency test in the matriculation examination. The project runs at the Department of Language and Communication Studies, University of Jyväskylä.