ДЖЕЙНИ ОЧЕНЬ ПРОСИТ ПОМОЩИ С ПРОЕКТОМ!
Watch/listen to the video and fill out the information below:
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Where you learned Russian (if non-native)
Where you have lived in Russia
For each speaker write whether you think they are native or non-native. NATIVE SPEAKER MEANS THAT THEY GREW UP SPEAKING RUSSIAN IN THE HOME WITH THEIR PARENTS.
*Write native or non-native for each speaker and then write why you think that they are native or non-native. You can write the sounds that sounded non-native, for example ‘щ’ or ‘ли’, or anything else.If you think you know where the accent comes from, then please write that too!
You can email your answers to me at email@example.com or just post them as a comment to this post.
Part 1 Speakers:
Part II Speakers:
My research project for advanced phonetics and phonology is on whether L2 learners of Russian can perceive native or non-native accent in Russian.
The subjects are speakers are from various countries, some of whom speaker Russian as a first language and some who speak Russian as a second language.
Listeners are comprised of native Russian speakers, and non-native Russian learners, as well as some who know no Russian. The Russian learners vary in respect to their educational background in Russian, time spent in the country, and comprehension levels.
Listeners are asked to fill out a questionaire about their experience with Russian. There are two sections: the first, where they judge native or non-native based on a sentence. The second, where they judge native or non-native based on a phrase.
1 thought on “Native and Non-native accent in Russian”
I’m a native Russian speaker who grew up around Eastern Europe. When trying to see if there’s an accent or not in how people speak, I just listen for sounds that seem out of place or are pronounced differently from the native speakers I’ve heard all my life. Here’s what I think:”
1 – native
2 – non-native (exaggerated “ne,” “r” and “sh” sounds)
3 – native
4 – non-native (exaggerated “ne” and “sh” sounds)
5 – native
6 – native (not really an acent, just personal intonation)
7 – non-native (the “ne” sounds are exaggerated)
8 – non-native (having trouble with softer sounds)
9 – non-native (the “n” sounds are over-exaggerated)
1 – non-native (the “ya” sounds are over-emphasized)
2 – native
3 – non-native (the intonation didn’t sound right)
4 – hard to tell, maybe native with a slight quirk in pronouncing “ya” sounds
5 – native
6 – non-native (the “ya” and “r” sounds were too harsh)
7 – native
8 – native
9 – non-native (over-emphasized “ya” sounds)
10 – native