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L2 listener attitudes towards speaker intelligibility, comprehensibility, and teaching quality

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Intelligibility and the associated concepts of comprehensibility and accentedness are not objective features of speech, but are at least partially constructed by listener factors. Studies using a matched-guise technique, where listeners are led to believe that they are listening to two different speakers of different ethnicities, while they actually listen to the same native speaker, have found that listeners who believe a speaker to be non-Caucasian may judge them to sound less like a nat...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
Education
Oxford college:
Exeter College
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University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
Education
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MSc taught course
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Masters
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University of Oxford

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