The fact that Italians and their accent are often perceived as "likeable", cheerful, friendly and warm-hearted is an old cliché that is still widespread today. In this paper, the effect of phonetic interference with regard to likability, comprehensibility and competence on different listener profiles is investigated, in particular whether and to what extent the results of the Italian L1 listeners, who hear their own accent, differ from the other two groups of listeners (German and Polish L1 test subjects). The overall result of the data evaluation allows three statements to be made: 1. According to German and Polish listeners, the likability score suffers least from foreign language interference in pronunciation. A slight Italian accent (in this case: in reading a German text) is regarded as likeable and this seems to be fairly independent from the other two criteria (comprehensibility and allocation of competence). 2. Italians perceive their own accent clearly when there is interference at a segmental level, and less when there is prosodic interference. 3. For the Italians, as well as for the Poles, the comprehensibility correlates more with errors on the segmental level. This is in contrast to the results of the German group. Here, comprehensibility is most affected by prosodic interference.

Das klingt sympathisch! Selbst- und Fremdbild in der Sprechwirkung des italienischen Akzents / Kaunzner, U. A.. - STAMPA. - 1:(2018), pp. 139-155.

Das klingt sympathisch! Selbst- und Fremdbild in der Sprechwirkung des italienischen Akzents

Kaunzner, U. A.
2018

Abstract

The fact that Italians and their accent are often perceived as "likeable", cheerful, friendly and warm-hearted is an old cliché that is still widespread today. In this paper, the effect of phonetic interference with regard to likability, comprehensibility and competence on different listener profiles is investigated, in particular whether and to what extent the results of the Italian L1 listeners, who hear their own accent, differ from the other two groups of listeners (German and Polish L1 test subjects). The overall result of the data evaluation allows three statements to be made: 1. According to German and Polish listeners, the likability score suffers least from foreign language interference in pronunciation. A slight Italian accent (in this case: in reading a German text) is regarded as likeable and this seems to be fairly independent from the other two criteria (comprehensibility and allocation of competence). 2. Italians perceive their own accent clearly when there is interference at a segmental level, and less when there is prosodic interference. 3. For the Italians, as well as for the Poles, the comprehensibility correlates more with errors on the segmental level. This is in contrast to the results of the German group. Here, comprehensibility is most affected by prosodic interference.
Deutsch als gesprochene (Fremd-)Sprache in Forschung und Lehre / Tedesco come lingua (straniera) parlata nella ricerca e nella didattica
B. Vogt
978-88-8303-962-1
EUT
ITALIA
Das klingt sympathisch! Selbst- und Fremdbild in der Sprechwirkung des italienischen Akzents / Kaunzner, U. A.. - STAMPA. - 1:(2018), pp. 139-155.
Kaunzner, U. A.
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
Kaunzner, U.A. (2018) Das klingt sympathisch. Selbst- und Fremdbild in der Sprechwirkung des it. Akzents IN Vogt (2018) (Hg.) Gesprochene (Fremd-)Sprache als Forschungs- und Lehrgegenstand.pdf

non disponibili

Dimensione 1.26 MB
Formato Adobe PDF
1.26 MB Adobe PDF   Visualizza/Apri   Richiedi una copia
Pubblicazioni consigliate

Caricamento pubblicazioni consigliate

Licenza Creative Commons
I metadati presenti in IRIS UNIMORE sono rilasciati con licenza Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal, mentre i file delle pubblicazioni sono rilasciati con licenza Attribuzione 4.0 Internazionale (CC BY 4.0), salvo diversa indicazione.
In caso di violazione di copyright, contattare Supporto Iris

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11380/1170441
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus ND
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact