Paving the Way for a More Reliable Linguistics (2014-2015)

In this project I investigated the perception of linguistic transcribers. What is the effect of the native variety of a language on the perception of sounds among linguistic transcribers? How reliable are native speakers and second language speaking transcribers in their transcriptions? I approached these questions by a comparison of transcription tasks of Standard European French and Canadian French among native French speakers from France and from Canada as well as Dutch students of French linguistics. Results are forthcoming.

This research was funded through a MOBILEX mobility grant by the Danish Council of Independent Research, co-funded by the European Committee under Marie Curie FP7.

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Marjoleine Sloos

Postdoctoral Researcher at Fryske Akademy, KNAW (Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences). Research interests: phonetic, phonological and sociolinguistic aspects of bilingualism and second language acquisition. Focus on Frisian, Dutch and Chinese.