Z Czyzewski

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Location of boundaries (the 50% response point) and slopes of identification functions were determined for synthesized /a-aI/ vowel continua. Within each continuum, the stimuli contained a steady-state segment followed by a transition in which the frequencies of formants changed in time. Here, F1 changed in a downward direction and F2 changed in an upward(More)
Vowel identification was tested in quiet, noise, and reverberation with 20 normal-hearing subjects and 20 hearing-impaired subjects. Stimuli were 15 English vowels spoken in a /b-t/context by six male talkers. Each talker produced five tokens of each vowel. In quiet, all stimuli were identified by two judges as the intended targets. The stimuli were(More)
Locations of boundaries and slopes of identification functions were tested for /I-epsilon/ vowel continua with steady-state and linearly changing formant trajectories. In experiment 1, the boundaries and slopes for arbitrarily selected trajectory directions were determined for ten normal-hearing and ten hearing-impaired subjects in three listening(More)
The relationship between relative intensity of transition segments and identification of diphthongs has been investigated. In the first experiment, synthesized stimuli were used. The stimuli differed in the amount of attenuation of the transition segment which ranged from 0 to 15 dB. It was expected that [diphthong in text] responses would be obtained for(More)
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