The effects of linguistic experience on the perception of phonation

  title={The effects of linguistic experience on the perception of phonation},
  author={Christina M. Esposito},
  journal={J. Phonetics},
This study investigates the role linguistic experience has on the perception of phonation and acoustic properties that correlate with this perception. Listeners from Gujarati (contrasts breathy versus modal vowels), Spanish (no breathiness) and English (allophonic breathiness) participated in: (1) a similarityrating task, indicating the similarity of modal and/or breathy Mazatec vowels and (2) a free-sort task, sorting breathy and modal stimuli from many languages. Results showed that Gujaratis… CONTINUE READING

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