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Judging unfamiliar speech

21 August 2019

In this study you will listen to a set of sentences accompanied by a picture, and your task is to judge whether each sentence matches the accompanying picture.
However, the sentences do not quite match "familiar" English: they have been modified in such a way that some vowels and consonants do not match regular English patterns and are therefore hard to understand. In some cases the sentence will have become almost or even totally unintelligible, in which case you may have to take a guess.


Ethical approval

This study has been approved by Bangor University Research Ethics Committee.

About the researcher

I'm a researcher at Bangor University working on intelligibility and phonetic change. My research tries to find out how much phonetic change is necessary before intelligibility is compromised.

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