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Acoustic characteristics of English fricatives.
- A. Jongman, R. Wayland, S. Wong
- PhysicsThe Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
- 23 August 2000
The present results indicate that spectral peak location, spectral moments, and both normalized and relative amplitude serve to distinguish all four places of fricative articulation.
Training English and Chinese Listeners to Perceive Thai Tones: A Preliminary Report
The ability of native English (NE) and native Chinese (NC) speakers to identify and discriminate the mid- versus the low-tone contrast in Thai was investigated before and after auditory training. The…
Acoustic correlates of breathy and clear vowels: the case of Khmer
Factors Affecting Stress Placement for English Nonwords include Syllabic Structure, Lexical Class, and Stress Patterns of Phonologically Similar Words
The results indicate that phonological theories of English word stress need to allow for multiple, competing, probabilistic factors in accounts of main stress placement including syllabic structure, lexical class, and stress patterns of phonologically similar words.
Effects of musical experience and training on pitch contour perception
Non-native Production of Thai: Acoustic Measurements and Accentedness Ratings
- R. Wayland
- Physics, Linguistics
- 1 September 1997
This paper reports a study of the production of Thai vowels, consonants, and tones by native English speakers using two forms of evaluation: acoustic measurements and auditory evaluation by native…
Activity Theory and the Incidental Learning of Second-language Vocabulary
The idea that the learning of vocabulary can be effectively embedded in another task has intrigued L2 investigators for some time. Studies in the area have largely taken a cognitive perspective, and…
Effects of two training procedures in cross-language perception of tones
Effects of stimulus duration and vowel quality in cross-linguistic categorical perception of pitch directions
We investigated categorical perception of rising and falling pitch contours by tonal and non-tonal listeners. Specifically, we determined minimum durations needed to perceive both contours and…