The relationship between native allophonic experience with vowel duration and perception of the English tense/lax vowel contrast by Spanish and Russian listeners.

@article{Kondaurova2008TheRB,
  title={The relationship between native allophonic experience with vowel duration and perception of the English tense/lax vowel contrast by Spanish and Russian listeners.},
  author={Maria V. Kondaurova and Alexander L. Francis},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  year={2008},
  volume={124 6},
  pages={3959}
}
Two studies explored the role of native language use of an acoustic cue, vowel duration, in both native and non-native contexts in order to test the hypothesis that non-native listeners' reliance on vowel duration instead of vowel quality to distinguish the English tense/lax vowel contrast could be explained by the role of duration as a cue in native… CONTINUE READING