Processing missing vowels : Allophonic processing in Japanese

@inproceedings{Ogasawara2009ProcessingMV,
  title={Processing missing vowels : Allophonic processing in Japanese},
  author={Naomi Ogasawara and Natasha Warner},
  year={2009}
}
The acoustic realisation of a speech sound varies, often showing allophonic variation triggered by surrounding sounds. Listeners recognise words and sounds well despite such variation, and even make use of allophonic variability in processing. This study reports five experiments on processing of the reduced/unreduced allophonic alternation of Japanese high vowels. The results show that listeners use phonological knowledge of their native language during phoneme processing and word recognition… CONTINUE READING

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