Accession Number : AD0690960

Title :   PSYCHOACOUSTIC INVESTIGATION OF FOREIGNNESS.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly progress rept. 1 May-1 Aug 69,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV SANTA BARBARA

Personal Author(s) : Gerber,Sanford E. ; Hanley,Theodore D.

Report Date : 01 AUG 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The purpose of the study is to measure the foreignness of selected languages with reference to each other, to native languages of listeners, and to listeners' language experience. The procedure involves, in brief, the tape recording of 50 sentences in the native languages of ten selected speakers. The second major stage involves playback to listener groups of the recorded sentences on a paired-comparison basis, with listener judgement made on which language of any sentence pair sounded more foreign. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LINGUISTICS, *PSYCHOACOUSTICS), CORRELATION TECHNIQUES

Subject Categories : Linguistics
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE