Effect of dynamic information of formants on discrimination of English vowels in consonantal contexts by Japanese listeners

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This study examined how differently native speakers of Japanese discriminated between the American English vowels /e/ and /ae/ in /CVp/ syllables with 20 different initial consonants, and how the differing discrimination was related to the formant changes throughout the vowels in comparison with the Japanese vowels /e/ and /a/. A perceptual test and formant… (More)

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