Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-36578
Title: Slavic receptive multilingualism: intercomprehension of speech
Author(s): Kudera, Jacek, Mateusz
Language: English
Publisher/Platform: universaar
Year of Publication: 2022
Place of publication: Saarbrücken
SWD key words: Slawische Sprachen
Free key words: Slavic languages
Receptive multilingualism
Information theory
DDC notations: 400 Language, linguistics
491.8 Slavic (Slavonic) languages
Publikation type: Book (Monograph)
Abstract: Intercomprehension refers to a communication practice in which speakers use closely related languages. We know that the degree of mutual intelligibility differs according to the stimulus modality. This work aims to define the linguistic features which contribute to and impede cross-lingual understanding of speech via production and perception studies involving speakers of four Slavic languages. The current study combines the methodological apparatus from acoustic phonetics and information theory to provide evidence for mutual intelligibility on various levels of language processing. It concludes that the degree of mutual understanding does not always correspond to typological divisions of tested languages. The results presented here suggest that intercomprehension is often driven by unit (un)expectedness rather than the phonetic resemblance of a perceived stimulus and its equivalence in the native lexicon of speakers.
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291-universaar-ds-365781
ISBN: 978-3-86223-317-5
Date of registration: 27-Jun-2022
Faculty: P - Philosophische Fakultät
Department: P - Sprachwissenschaft und Sprachtechnologie
Professorship: P - Prof. Dr. Bernd Möbius
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