Perception of prominence by Estonian and English listeners.

  title={Perception of prominence by Estonian and English listeners.},
  author={Ilse Lehiste and Robert Allen Fox},
  journal={Language and speech},
  volume={35 ( Pt 4)},
This study deals with the perception of prominence in speech and nonspeech signals by listeners who are native speakers of Estonian or English. The stimuli consisted of repetitions of the synthetic syllable [ba] at a constant fundamental frequency (F0) or signal-correlated noise tokens whose amplitude envelope matched that of the [ba]. The basic token was 400 msec in duration. Listeners heard sequences of four stimulus tokens separated by 120 msec of silence. One token in the sequence could be… CONTINUE READING

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