Familiarité aux accents régionaux et identification de mots
Frédérique Girard, Caroline Floccia, Jeremy Goslin.
In this study on regional accent perception we conducted two experiments to examine the role of familiarity with a given regional accent upon the observation of a word identification cost. Participants were asked for a lexical decision on the last item of sentences uttered in a familiar or an unfamiliar regional accent. In the first experiment, a group of Besançon participants were presented with their home accent and a Toulouse accent. In the second experiment, a group of Toulouse participants were presented with the same stimuli, as well as with a list of Swiss French accented sentences. Results showed an interaction between participant groups and accent familiarity, suggesting that the word identification cost associated with a non-native regional accent can be predicted by participants' familiarity with this accent.