An experiment was conducted with Japanese speakers to test the hypothesis that the stress-timed rhythm can be a source of their perception of faster English rate. The results did not strongly support the hypothesis. Another experiment was conducted with English speakers to examine the possibility that the results of the first experiment had been affected by the knowledge of the English phonological structure acquired by the Japanese participants. The results implied that they might have been.
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|