English and french speakers' perception of voicing distinctions in non-native lateral consonant syllable onsets

Catherine T. Best, Pierre A. Hallé, Jennifer S. Pardo

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Abstract

English and French listeners were tested on discrimination and open-response categorization of laryngeal contrasts in three non-native syllable onsets differing in gestural complexity, in particular in the phasing between laryngeal and supra-laryngeal articulations. All onsets involved a lateral, which was combined with a coronal stop in two contrasts. Results support the view that syllable onsets are perceived as holistic articulatory patterns, in which voicing is more difficult to perceive separately as gestural complexity of the onset increases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Speech Communication Association - 8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech 2007
Pages1693-1696
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech 2007 - Antwerp, Belgium
Duration: 27 Aug 200731 Aug 2007

Publication series

NameInternational Speech Communication Association - 8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech 2007
Volume3

Other

Other8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech 2007
CountryBelgium
CityAntwerp
Period27/08/0731/08/07

Keywords

  • Articulatory gestures
  • Cross-language
  • Laryngeal contrast
  • Non-native speech perception
  • Syllable onsets

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    Best, C. T., Hallé, P. A., & Pardo, J. S. (2007). English and french speakers' perception of voicing distinctions in non-native lateral consonant syllable onsets. In International Speech Communication Association - 8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech 2007 (pp. 1693-1696). (International Speech Communication Association - 8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech 2007; Vol. 3).