Mutual intelligibility of Chinese dialects experimentally tested (Tang & van Heuven, 2009)

Submitted by Olle Linge on 10 May, 2016 20:44

Intermediate Advanced Listening Research Resource-highlights Dialects Living-in-Chinese

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This is a research paper detailing a study of the mutual intelligibility of Chinese topolects. Dialects were sorted into groups and then it was experimentally tested how much of words and sentences listeners speaking various dialects. Word understanding was tested by sorting isolated words into semantic categories and sentences were checked by translation to one's own dialect. The paper contains several graphs and charts that are very illuminating.

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