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Katarina Zelenovic, a student in the MA in linguistics and applied linguistics program defends her applied project.
Title: Native Japanese Speakers Perception of Geminates in English Loan Words
Chair: Kathryn Pruitt (Aya Matsuda member)
Description: English loan words are adapted in many ways to fit in Japanese phonology. Ok this study, native Japanese speakers were asked to rate English loan words on how "natural" they sound. The focus was on voiced geminates and adds to existing research on the topic.