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by nakanishi
June 5th, 2020, 10:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Invitation to English Pronunciation Survey
Replies: 42
Views: 5422

Re: Invitation to English Pronunciation Survey

Dear Devorah, I'm guessing that the age breakdown was not available for the US? Yes, you are right. The US data is based on a survey conducted by a Japanese phonetician in collaboration with the UK survey team back then, but unfortunately, there is no publication about her great research. And I am s...
by nakanishi
June 5th, 2020, 9:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Invitation to English Pronunciation Survey
Replies: 42
Views: 5422

Re: Invitation to English Pronunciation Survey

Dear Maria, Thanks for your kind help. As others have mentioned, there are a few words that I pronounce sometimes one way, sometimes another - (Caribbean, as a notable example) - Yes, I will make sure to mention in my thesis that the accent varieties exist not only among regions and generations, but...
by nakanishi
June 5th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Invitation to English Pronunciation Survey
Replies: 42
Views: 5422

Re: Invitation to English Pronunciation Survey

Dear Devorah and Michael, Thanks for the exciting discussion! Back in 1999, the proportion of the people pronouncing "mischeivous" was: 1. MIS-chiv-us (three syllables) US 67%; UK(all) 65%; UK(younger) 49% 2. mis-CHEEV-i-us (four syllables) US 11%; UK(all) 15%; UK(younger) 29% 3. mis-CHEE-vus (three...
by nakanishi
June 5th, 2020, 12:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Invitation to English Pronunciation Survey
Replies: 42
Views: 5422

Re: Invitation to English Pronunciation Survey

Dear Michael, Thank you for completing the survey. I think you also received a thank-you message from our survey team. I realised as I went through that I'm not at all consistent in my pronunciation/stress of apparently similar words. -> Yes, it happens to me, too. As a native speaker of Japanese, I...
by nakanishi
May 31st, 2020, 9:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Invitation to English Pronunciation Survey
Replies: 42
Views: 5422

Re: Invitation to English Pronunciation Survey

Dear Linette, Thanks for your question. Both internal and external microphones are OK, as long as they allow access to Chrome or Firefox. So, just as Ava kindly suggested, laptop built-in microphone is fine. Once the recording starts, you will hear automatic playback after each word. Could you hear ...
by nakanishi
May 27th, 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Invitation to English Pronunciation Survey
Replies: 42
Views: 5422

Re: Invitation to English Pronunciation Survey

Dear Peter-san, Thank you for another exciting comment! It seems to be something to do with rhythm and tone: Yes! I think your comment is related to what we call "stress shift". For example, the word "Japanese" often has the primary stress on the last syllable [JapaNESE] , but when we talk about the...
by nakanishi
May 26th, 2020, 5:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Invitation to English Pronunciation Survey
Replies: 42
Views: 5422

Re: Invitation to English Pronunciation Survey

Dear Peter, Thanks for your advice. I consulted with the technical support about the indicator, and we will have a meeting tomorrow (5 am GMT on 27th). We will also fix the instructions for the sentence reading section, and discuss the possibility of going back to the previous page. I know that when...
by nakanishi
May 25th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Invitation to English Pronunciation Survey
Replies: 42
Views: 5422

Re: Invitation to English Pronunciation Survey

Dear Ava, Thanks as always for your kind help :) I am so lucky to have such a warm-hearted admin staff like you with me here. Dear Peter, Thank you for your input. Now I realized that the navigator (next to the "Stop" icon) has been causing the confusion. It does not react WHILE you are recording, a...
by nakanishi
May 25th, 2020, 5:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Invitation to English Pronunciation Survey
Replies: 42
Views: 5422

Re: Invitation to English Pronunciation Survey

Dear Tricia, Thanks for completing the survey. Your contribution is more than welcome because I want to describe the current situation of "real-life" accents. I will NOT exclude anybody just to make my results look good. My contributions might skew your data a bit. I lived in Minnesota to adulthood,...
by nakanishi
May 25th, 2020, 4:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Invitation to English Pronunciation Survey
Replies: 42
Views: 5422

Re: Invitation to English Pronunciation Survey

Dear all (before CSCO-san gets kicked out): I just want to thank you all for giving me warm feedback and advice. Though it is shown at https://nakanishi.kobegakuin-gc.jp/uploads/nakanishi/files/nakanishi/Survey.pdf , I avoided identifying myself as a professor here because I did not want to sound li...
by nakanishi
May 23rd, 2020, 10:21 pm
Forum: New Here? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from Japan
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: Hello from Japan

Thanks!
I'll check the weekly poetry.
by nakanishi
May 21st, 2020, 6:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Invitation to English Pronunciation Survey
Replies: 42
Views: 5422

Re: Invitation to English Pronunciation Survey

I'm interested in participating, but I'm not sure when I'll be able to sit down and record next. How long will this survey be open? Dear Devorah, Thanks for your interest. Please take your time because it won't close till I get a large enough number of contributors. I will post a brief report on on...
by nakanishi
May 21st, 2020, 6:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Invitation to English Pronunciation Survey
Replies: 42
Views: 5422

Re: Invitation to English Pronunciation Survey

Dear Ava and all, Ava has kindly reported that an error message "do you want to leave this page? Some of your data may not be saved." appears on screen though she has completed the survey. It might be something that Firefox does, and maybe out of our control, but I'll share this information with my ...
by nakanishi
May 20th, 2020, 4:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Invitation to English Pronunciation Survey
Replies: 42
Views: 5422

Re: Invitation to English Pronunciation Survey

Dear Elijah, Thanks for your kind offer. Yes, it is a privacy issue. For this survey, I promised that all the participants' names will be confidential. ------------ Below this line is something different from the current pronunciation survey. ------------ Could you leave your email address (which is...
by nakanishi
May 20th, 2020, 3:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Invitation to English Pronunciation Survey
Replies: 42
Views: 5422

Re: Invitation to English Pronunciation Survey

Dear CSCO

Thanks for your advice.
I'll remember that next time.

ps.
I like your signature :)