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The Australian National University

Thank you very much for participating in this study. This research is approved by the ANU Research Ethics Committee (Protocol number: 2011/483). If you have not done yet, please read the information sheet and sign the consent form before participating in the following survey. This test will take about 15 minutes including the instructions and the pre-test demographic survey.

Please provide the following information about yourself. Please answer all the questions.

Q1. Age:

Q2. Gender: Male   Female

Q3. What is your first language?

Q4. Are you a professional Japanese language teacher? Yes   No

Q5. Have you passed level 1 of the Japanese language proficiency test? Yes   No

Q6. What Japanese language courses are you currently enrolled in at your home institute?:

Instruction for listening test

You will be listening to 35 short utterances spoken by a female speaker. How natural does each of these utterances sound to you? Please evaluate the naturalness of these utterances using the scale from 1 (non-native like) to 7 (native-like). The quality of the sound may not be the same across these 35 utterances (e.g. noise), but please focus on how these utterances are pronounced. Please note that there is no right or wrong answer. Just follow your intuition.

In order to become used to the test, please listen to the following four sample utterances. Judge the naturalness of the utterances by choosing the appropriate number from 1 (non-native like)-7 (native-like). You can listen to the same utterance twice, but please make sure not to listen to it more than three times.

Q7.   Sample question 1:    (non-native like) 1  2  3  4  5  6  7 (native like)

Q8.   Sample question 2:    (non-native like) 1  2  3  4  5  6  7 (native like)

Q9.   Sample question 3:    (non-native like) 1  2  3  4  5  6  7 (native like)

Q10. Sample question 4:    (non-native like) 1  2  3  4  5  6  7 (native like)

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