Speech Prosody 2004

Nara, Japan
March 23-26, 2004

The Realization of Accentual Focus in Moroccan Learners of English

Mohamed Yeou

Chouaib Doukkali University, Morocco

The present study compared the acoustic characteristics of accentual focus produced by Moroccan learners of English with that produced by native American speakers. Ten advanced Moroccan learners of English produced a sentence in three focus contexts. The Moroccan speakers were found to produce focused words with higher F0, longer duration and lower intensity.

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Bibliographic reference.  Yeou, Mohamed (2004): "The realization of accentual focus in Moroccan learners of English", In SP-2004, 85-88.