Essays in Speech Processes - Language Production and Perception - Augustine Agwuele

Essays in Speech Processes - Language Production and Perception - Augustine Agwuele

Perceptual cues in Korean fricatives

Essays in Speech Processes - Language Production and Perception - Augustine Agwuele

Goun Lee
University of Kansas
Allard Jongman
University of Kansas

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We investigated the contrast between Korean plain and fortis alveolar fricatives. Production data from 10 speakers revealed that spectral mean, cepstral peak prominence, and vowel duration consistently distinguished the two fricatives, while H1-H2 varied across vowel contexts. In a perception experiment, listeners identified the fricative when given either the consonant, the vowel, or the entire fricative-vowel syllable. A second perception experiment used cross-spliced stimuli to examine the relative contribution of consonantal and vocalic cues. The results show that the vocalic cues are more salient in the low vowel context while the consonantal cues are more salient in the high vowel context. Thus, listeners use different perceptual strategies in different vowel contexts to achieve optimal fricative identification.

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Lee, Goun; Longman, Allard. Perceptual cues in Korean fricatives. Essays in Speech Processes - Language Production and Perception. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 83-119 Jan 2016. ISBN 9781781791820. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=22364. Date accessed: 25 May 2017 doi: 10.1558/equinox.22364. Jan 2016

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