Misperceptions of spoken words: data from a random sample of American English words.

  title={Misperceptions of spoken words: data from a random sample of American English words.},
  author={R. Felty and Adam Buchwald and T. Gruenenfelder and D. Pisoni},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  volume={134 1},
This study reports a detailed analysis of incorrect responses from an open-set spoken word recognition experiment of 1428 words designed to be a random sample of the entire American English lexicon. The stimuli were presented in six-talker babble to 192 young, normal-hearing listeners at three signal-to-noise ratios (0, +5, and +10 dB). The results revealed several patterns: (1) errors tended to have a higher frequency of occurrence than did the corresponding target word, and frequency of… Expand
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