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Title: Why listening in background noise is harder in a non-native language than in a native language: A review
Author(s): Scharenborg, Odette
van Os, Marjolein
Language: English
Title: Speech communication : an interdisciplinary journal
Volume: 108
Startpage: 53
Endpage: 64
Publisher/Platform: Elsevier
Year of Publication: 2019
Publikation type: Journal Article
Abstract: There is ample evidence that recognising words in a non-native language is more difficult than in a native language, even for those with a high proficiency in the non-native language involved, and particularly in the presence of background noise. Why is this the case? To answer this question, this paper provides a systematic review of the literature on non-native spoken-word recognition in the presence of background noise, and posits an updated theory on the effect of background noise on native and non-native spoken-word recognition. The picture that arises is that although spoken-word recognition in the presence of background noise is harder in a non-native language than in one's native language, this difference is not due to a differential effect of background noise on native and non-native listening. Rather, it can be explained by differences in language exposure, which influences the uptake and use of phonetic and contextual information in the speech signal for spoken-word recognition.
DOI of the first publication: 10.1016/j.specom.2019.03.001
URL of the first publication: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0167639318302899
Link to this record: hdl:20.500.11880/29174
http://dx.doi.org/10.22028/D291-30848
ISSN: 0167-6393
Date of registration: 20-May-2020
Faculty: P - Philosophische Fakultät
Department: P - Sprachwissenschaft und Sprachtechnologie
Professorship: P - Keiner Professur zugeordnet
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