Effects of consonantal context on perceptual assimilation of American English vowels by Japanese listeners.

@article{Strange2001EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of consonantal context on perceptual assimilation of American English vowels by Japanese listeners.},
  author={Winifred Strange and Reiko Akahane-Yamada and R. Kubo and S. A. Trent and Kanae Nishi},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  year={2001},
  volume={109 4},
  pages={1691-704}
}
This study investigated the extent to which adult Japanese listeners' perceived phonetic similarity of American English (AE) and Japanese (J) vowels varied with consonantal context. Four AE speakers produced multiple instances of the 11 AE vowels in six syllabic contexts /b-b, b-p, d-d, d-t, g-g, g-k/ embedded in a short carrier sentence. Twenty-four native speakers of Japanese were asked to categorize each vowel utterance as most similar to one of 18 Japanese categories [five one-mora vowels… CONTINUE READING