• Publications
  • Influence
Specificity and abstractness of VOT imitation
  • K. Nielsen
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • J. Phonetics
  • 1 April 2011
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We investigate the generalizability of phonetic imitation at phoneme and sub-phonemic levels, (2) word-level specificity through acoustic measurements of speech production and its sensitivity to linguistic structure. Expand
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IMPLICIT PHONETIC IMITATION IS CONSTRAINED BY PHONEMIC CONTRAST
The imitation paradigm [1] has shown that subjects shift their production in the direction of the targ et, indicating the use of episodic traces in speech perception. By using this paradigm, twoExpand
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Imitability of contextual vowel nasalization and interactions with lexical neighborhood density
This study investigates the imitability of contextual vowel nasalization in English. Unlike other phonetic features reported to be imitable [e.g., vowel formants (Babel, 2012), VOT (Nielsen, 2011)],Expand
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WPP, No. 105: The Interaction between Spontaneous Imitation and Linguistic Knowledge
The spontaneous imitation paradigm (Goldinger, 1998), in which subjects' speech is compared before and after they are exposed to target speech, has shown that subjects shift their production in theExpand
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Phonetic imitation by young children and its developmental changes.
  • K. Nielsen
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of speech, language, and hearing research…
  • 1 December 2014
PURPOSE In the current study, the author investigated the developmental course of phonetic imitation in childhood, and further evaluated existing accounts of phonetic imitation. METHOD SixteenExpand
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Continuous versus categorical aspects of Japanese consecutive devoicing
  • K. Nielsen
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • J. Phonetics
  • 1 September 2015
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We present a detailed investigation of the nature of consecutive devoicing in Japanese, examining the influence of various factors on its likelihood, speaker variability, and phonetic realization. Expand
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Phonetic imitation by school-age children
Phonological representations such as phoneme and feature are often assumed in prevailing linguistic theories. However, little is known about how these representations are formed during the course ofExpand
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WPP, No. 104: Kiche Intonation
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UCLA Working Papers in Phonetics, No. 104, 45-60 Kiche Intonation 1 kuniko@humnet.ucla.edu Kuniko Nielsen Abstract Kiche is a Mayan language spoken in Guatemala. Expand
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Phonetic imitation of coarticulatory vowel nasalization.
This study investigates the spontaneous phonetic imitation of coarticulatory vowel nasalization. Speakers produced monosyllabic words with a vowel-nasal sequence either from dense or sparseExpand
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