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  • Speech Melody Properties in English, Czech and Czech English: Reference and Interference 

    Volín, Jan; Poesová, Kristýna; Weingartová, Lenka (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2015-07-10)
    Two major objectives were set for the present study: to provide reference data for the description of Czech and English F0 contours, and to investigate the limits of the ‘interference hypothesis’ on Czech English data. ...
  • Good English Pronunciation Users and their Pronunciation Learning Strategies 

    Szyszka, Magdalena (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2015-07-10)
    The study investigates pronunciation learning strategies (PLS) deployed by those with good English pronunciation, as well as their beliefs concerning the variables that affect pronunciation competence. In order to collect ...
  • Monitoring English Sandhi Linking – A Study of Polish Listeners’ L2 Perception 

    Schwartz, Geoffrey; Rojczyk, Arkadiusz; Balas, Anna (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2015-07-10)
    This paper presents a set of word monitoring experiments with Polish learners of English. Listeners heard short recordings of native English speech, and were instructed to respond when they recognized an English target ...
  • Computational Approaches to Exploring Persian-Accented English 

    Miller, Corey (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2015-07-10)
    Methods involving phonetic speech recognition are discussed for detecting Persian-accented English. These methods offer promise for both the identification and mitigation of L2 pronunciation errors. Pronunciation errors, ...
  • On how Happy Polish Advanced EFL Learners Are with Happy-Tensing 

    Olender, Adam; Sypiańska, Jolanta (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2015-07-10)
    This paper aims at investigating the production of happY vowel by advanced Polish learners of English. Although happY tensing has become a regular feature of mainstream RP, it is not explicitly taught at English philologies ...
  • Production of L3 Vowels: Is it Possible to Separate them from L1 and L2 Sounds? 

    Lipińska, Dorota (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2015-07-10)
    It is incontrovertible that acquisition of a sound system of a second language is always a complex phenomenon and presents a great challenge for L2 learners (e.g. Rojczyk, 2010a). There are numerous studies (e.g. Nowacka, ...
  • Changes in Received Pronunciation: Diachronic Case Studies 

    Hinton, Martin ORCID (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2015-07-10)
    This paper sets out to investigate changes and individual irregularities in the Received Pronunciation of a number of individuals over time and to compare them with the changes noted in contemporary RP in the literature. ...
  • Smoothie or Fruit Salad? Learners’ Descriptions of Accents as Windows to Concept Formation 

    Henderson, Alice (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2015-07-10)
    This paper explores the linguistically naive descriptions which one set of EFL learners provided when identifying and describing accents. First and second-year English majors at a French university were asked to do two ...