Contextual influences on the internal structure of phonetic categories: a distinction between lexical status and speaking rate.

@article{Allen2001ContextualIO,
  title={Contextual influences on the internal structure of phonetic categories: a distinction between lexical status and speaking rate.},
  author={John S Allen and Joanne L. Miller},
  journal={Perception & psychophysics},
  year={2001},
  volume={63 5},
  pages={798-810}
}
Previous research has shown that phonetic categories have a graded internal structure that is highly dependent on acoustic-phonetic contextual factors, such as speaking rate; these factors alter not only the location of phonetic category boundaries, but also the location of a category's best exemplars. The purpose of the present investigation, which focused on the voiceless category as specified by voice onset time (VOT), was to determine whether a higher order linguistic contextual factor… CONTINUE READING

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