Perception and production of voiceless Spanish fricatives by Chicano children and adults.

@article{Greenlee1992PerceptionAP,
  title={Perception and production of voiceless Spanish fricatives by Chicano children and adults.},
  author={M. Carol Greenlee},
  journal={Language and speech},
  year={1992},
  volume={35 ( Pt 1-2)},
  pages={173-87}
}
In studying language change, Ohala and Lorentz (1977) observed that when the labial-velar glide [w] occurs adjacent to fricative noise, the resulting complex of acoustic features is most often perceived and pronounced as a labial, rather than a velar consonant. However, contemporary Spanish, as spoken in Mexico and the U.S. Southwest, presents a somewhat different pattern. The current research examined two directional predictions based on Ohala and Lorentz (1977) with reference to the… CONTINUE READING