Use of social information in the perception of Mandarin alveolar-retroflex contrast

@inproceedings{Chang2015UseOS,
  title={Use of social information in the perception of Mandarin alveolar-retroflex contrast},
  author={Yung-Hsiang Shawn Chang},
  booktitle={ICPhS},
  year={2015}
}
Previous socioperceptual research has shown that speech perception can be affected by listeners’ perceived dialect information of a speaker. While these studies have focused on vowels, the current study investigates whether similar dialect effects can be found in the perception of the Mandarin alveolarretroflex contrast, a feature that is often used to distinguish Beijing and Taiwan Mandarin. The results show that Taiwan listeners’ alveolar and retroflex identification judgments were not… CONTINUE READING

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