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},

The Perception of Pathologically-disordered Phonation by Gujarati, English, and Spanish Listeners

Results showed that Gujaratis’ perception was correlated with the difference between the amplitude of the first (H1*) and second (H2*) harmonic, which is associated with the production of phonation in Gujarati, while English and Spanish listeners perceived the pathologically-disordered stimuli in slightly different ways.

Effects of native language on perception of voice quality

The phonetics of contrastive phonation in Gujarati

Voice quality and tone identification in White Hmong.

Results indicate that phonation is important in identifying the breathy tone, but not the creaky tone, consistent with the view that the percept of breathiness is influenced by a steep drop in harmonic energy in the lower frequencies.

WPP, No.110: Perception of spectral slopes and tone identification in White Hmong

This study investigates the importance of source spectrum slopes in the perception of phonation by White Hmong listeners. In White Hmong, non-modal phonation (breathy or creaky voice) accompanies

Cue weight in the perception of Trique glottal consonants.

This paper examines the perceptual weight of cues to the coda glottal consonant contrast in Trique (Oto-Manguean) with native listeners and shows that duration was the strongest cue.

The Phonation Factor in the Categorical Perception of Mandarin Tones

This study presents a new way of observing the categorical nature of Mandarin tone perception by considering the phonation factors in the experiment design, and suggests that there is categorical perception for each pair of two tones in Mandarin.

The acoustic consequences of phonation and tone interactions in Jalapa Mazatec

San Felipe Jalapa de Díaz (Jalapa) Mazatec is unusual in possessing a three-way phonation contrast and three-way level tone contrast independent of phonation. This study investigates the acoustics of

Phonation Contrasts across Languages

This study compared the contrastive phonation types of four languages—Gujarati, Hmong, and Yi—on several acoustic measures, within and across languages, finding H1*-H2* is seen to be the most important measure of phonation contrasts across languages.



Acoustic correlates of breathy and clear vowels: the case of Khmer

Cross-language study of perception of the oral-nasal distinction.

The findings indicate that linguistic experience can influence listeners' perception of vowels, but the effect is different from that shown for consonants.

The production and perception of laryngealized vowels in Coatzospan Mixtec

Characterizing the influence of native language experience on adult speech perception

  • L. Polka
  • Linguistics, Psychology
    Perception & psychophysics
  • 1992
The results suggest that substantive phonetic experience influences the perception of non-native contrasts, and thus should contribute to a conceptualization of native language-processing skills.

Phonation types in production of phonological tone: the case of Green Mong

This study looks at the relative importance of phonation type in identifying tones in languages with a ‘mixed’ pitch/phonation tone system. Green Mong is a tone language with an inventory of 7

A comparison of linguistic and pathological breathiness using the LF model

This study investigated the hypothesis that breathiness used contrastively or to enhance a contrast in a language is as ‘‘breathy’’ as breathiness resulting from vocal pathology. Vowel samples were

Examination of perceptual reorganization for nonnative speech contrasts: Zulu click discrimination by English-speaking adults and infants.

It is hypothesized that a phonemic process appears around 10-12 months that assimilates speech sounds to native categories whenever possible; otherwise, they are perceived in auditory or phonetic (articulatory) terms.

The time course of breathiness and laryngealization in vowels

Several acoustic measures show that the difference between nonmodal and modal vowels is stronger and lasts longer in Mazatec than in Tagalog.

Some difference limens for the perception of breathiness.

Ten young-adult listeners with normal hearing were tested using an adaptive listening task to determine the smallest change in signal-to-noise ratio that resulted in a change in breathiness, and it showed that listeners needed as much as 20-dB increase in aspiration noise to perceive a changeIn breathiness against a relatively normal voice.

Language, context, and speaker effects in the identification and discrimination of English /r/ and /l/ by Japanese and Korean listeners.

  • J. IngramS. Park
  • Psychology, Linguistics
    The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
  • 1998
Japanese and Korean listeners' identification and discrimination of English /r/ and /l/ were compared using a common set of minimal pair stimuli, indicating that the identification anddiscrimination tests imposed quite different task demands upon listeners and that phonological processing of the signal was more engaged by the former task.