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I am currently working on the phenomenon of perceptual insensitivity to word-prosodic categories such as tone, stress, and pitch accents. My goal is to get to the bottom of the ways in which word-prosodic categories are perceived by exploring this phenomenon.
The paper investigated possible perceptual insensitivity effects in the perception of lexical pitch accents by native and non-native listeners, that is, by Serbian and English listeners, respectively. The objective of the study was to explore which word-prosodic categories listeners used when they were required to contrast and recall sequences of l...
The study examines the discrimination of Serbian lexical pitch accent types by English, Mandarin, and Persian listeners. These groups of speakers were selected because of different word-prosodic systems of each language. For example, Serbian is a lexical pitch accent language, English is a stress-accented language, Mandarin is a tone language, and...
The paper investigates distribution Type II subjunctives are tensed. Third, Landau (2004) assumes that [-R] prohibits PRO from being dispatched to the spell-out immediately, and that PRO enters Agreement with the matrix functional head. I argue that his theory has fallen short of providing conceptually strong arguments for such a stipulation. Inste...
The poster outlines the most relevant details of the study on lexical pitch accent "deafness". In this study, I asked whether English speakers, a stress-accented language, could be "deaf" to Serbian lexical pitch accent contrasts. "Deafness" was not observed on the task, but English speakers used different perception strategies than Serbian speake...
Tone and Break-index (ToBI) theoretical framework is a largely used theory for describing prosodic features of speech. It was introduced into the theory of speech by Beckman and Pierrehumbert (1986) whose aim was to provide a more comprehensive phonetic framework of prosody and meaning. Since it has been chiefly applied in an ESL context our goal w...
Intonation instruction has repeatedly proved a challenge for EFL teachers, who avoid getting involved in intonation teaching more than their EFL textbooks demand from them. Since a great number of teachers rely on EFL textbooks when implementing intonation practice, the intonation activities in EFL materials are often central to their classroom. Ev...
The paper provides a brief summary of what CLIL is and why it is regarded as a mainstream pedagogical approach today. The paper's aim is to state the significance of language within Zydatiß' modified version of 4Cs framework of CLIL and to recommend the re-modified 4Cs framework of CLIL. The paper further stresses the importance of pronunciation fo...
The paper submits the findings of the research which explored the acoustic properties of highly competent Serbian L2 speakers' vowels and the vowels produced by American native speakers in two reading tasks. The study involved four participants: two female native speakers of English and two highly proficient female Serbian speakers of English. The...
English speakers reportedly do not always manage to detect the location of stress in English words, even though they correctly produce stress. Serbian speakers are not always able to perceive and distinguish between the categories of lexical pitch accents in Serbian words, but they still use these categories in production. French listeners fail to perceive stress contrasts in Spanish words, while English listeners cannot perceive Mandarin tones in a categorical manner the way Mandarin speakers do. All these examples of difficulties perceiving different word-prosodic categories are termed "deafness". In this project, my goal is to investigate why and how stress and lexical pitch accent "deafnesses" occur.