Sounding non-native: Speaking clearly in a second language

  • Position identifier: ESR8
  • Host partner: RUN


The project will examine how non-native speakers enrich their speech and the cognitive effort that this takes, and why these enrichment strategies tend to be less efficient than in native speech. We will focus on Dutch speakers of English of various proficiency levels. The project will evaluate efficiency of the enrichment attempts on different groups of listeners, including normal-hearing and hearing-impaired listeners, and native listeners of Dutch, English and Spanish (English as a Lingua Franca).

The project will be supervised by Prof. Mirjam Ernestus and Dr. Esther Janse, and will be carried out in collaboration with partners University College London (UK), University of the Basque Country (Vitoria, Spain), and University Medical Centre Groningen (NL).