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An Experimental Study on Perception of Stressed and Unstressed Homonyms in Spanish: Contrast between qué and que


Hirotaka Sensui


This paper is an experimental study to observe and analyze how stressed and unstressed
homonyms in Spanish which received mechanic modifications are perceived.
50 subjects in total took part in a perception test realized in Salamanca (Spain),
who judged naturalness and type of stimuli mechanically modified which contain qué or
que, taken from recording of two native speakers (one Spanish and other Mexican). The
result indicates that evaluation and perception of modified unstressed word especially are