Intelligibility in Accent Management Intelligibility is a multifaceted phenomenon essential to assessment and outcome measurement in accent management. The purpose of this article is to provide a brief discussion of some of the factors involved in measurement and interpretation of intelligibility of nonnative speakers. Through review of a sampling of relevant studies in speech ... Article
Article  |   March 10, 2017
Intelligibility in Accent Management
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  • Alison Behrman
    Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, Lehman College, Bronx, NY
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Article Information
Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / Part 1
Article   |   March 10, 2017
Intelligibility in Accent Management
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, March 2017, Vol. 2, 3-8. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG19.3
History: Accepted February 15, 2016 , Received February 1, 2017 , Revised February 15, 2017
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, March 2017, Vol. 2, 3-8. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG19.3
History: Accepted February 15, 2016; Received February 1, 2017; Revised February 15, 2017

Intelligibility is a multifaceted phenomenon essential to assessment and outcome measurement in accent management. The purpose of this article is to provide a brief discussion of some of the factors involved in measurement and interpretation of intelligibility of nonnative speakers. Through review of a sampling of relevant studies in speech production and perception, the complexity of intelligibility and its relationship to accentedness is explored.

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