Phonetic training with acoustic cue manipulations: a comparison of methods for teaching English /r/-/l/ to Japanese adults.

@article{Iverson2005PhoneticTW,
  title={Phonetic training with acoustic cue manipulations: a comparison of methods for teaching English /r/-/l/ to Japanese adults.},
  author={Paul Iverson and Val{\'e}rie Hazan and Kerry Bannister},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  year={2005},
  volume={118 5},
  pages={
          3267-78
        }
}
Recent work [Iverson et al. (2003) Cognition, 87, B47-57] has suggested that Japanese adults have difficulty learning English /r/ and /l/ because they are overly sensitive to acoustic cues that are not reliable for /r/-/l/ categorization (e.g., F2 frequency). This study investigated whether cue weightings are altered by auditory training, and compared the effectiveness of different training techniques. Separate groups of subjects received High Variability Phonetic Training (natural words from… CONTINUE READING

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