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Jason Giovagnoli

Jason Giovagnoli

Undergraduate Student: French and Francophone Studies, German, and Linguistics


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Biography:

My name is Jason Giovagnoli and I am from Scranton, Pennsylvania. I'm 20 years old and currently studying at the Pennsylvania State University. I enjoy learning foreign languages and playing the cello.

Project Summary:

I am travelling to Nijmegan, The Netherlands and to see how L2 learners of English perceive an ambiguous sound in a foreign accent. We will see how Dutch L1 learners perceive different vowel sounds, some that are easy to distinguish (E - I) and some that are hard to distinguish (æ - E) by manipulating 2 talkers' voices and vowels.