Cross-language speech perception of final stops by Australian-English , Japanese and Thai listeners

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This study examined the discrimination of word-final stop contrasts (/p/-/t/, /p/-/k/, /t/-/k/) in English and Thai by three groups of listeners differing in their first language (L1): Australian English (AE), Japanese (NJ) and Thai (NT). Thai final stops are invariably unreleased whereas English final stops are variably released. Although Japanese… (More)

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