Leigh Lisker

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That lipreading plays a role in phoneme recognition, even when the acoustic signal alone is phonologically unambiguous, has been concluded from experiments in the perception of discrepant combinations of acoustic and visual speech signals. Little is known about the effect of visual information on explicitly phonetic judgments, the kind of judgments made by(More)
A common type of stop is voiceless and unaspirated, sometimes contrasting with a voiced one. In English this is true in certain contexts, but utterance-initially the two types vary freely, both heard as voiced by phonetically naïve native speakers, though linguists sometimes describe the first as "devoiced" and/or the second as “prevoiced.” Moreover,(More)
A most convincing way to demonstrate that an acoustic property is a cue for the listener would be to find speech events that constitute minimal pairs with respect to that property, but in nature such pairs are most unlikely. The English words rapid and rabid are a minimal pair at the level of the segmental phoneme, and are near minimal at the level of the(More)
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