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Evidence for hierarchial categorization of coarticulated phonemes


Smits,  Roel
Language Comprehension Group, MPI for Psycholinguistics, Max Planck Society;

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Smits, R. (2001). Evidence for hierarchial categorization of coarticulated phonemes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 27, 1145-1162. doi:10.1037/0096-1523.27.5.1145.

Cite as: https://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-000E-E427-5
The reported research investigates how listeners recognize coarticulated phonemes. First, 2 data sets from experiments on the recognition of coarticulated phonemes published by D. H. Whalen (1989) are reanalyzed. The analyses indicate that listeners used categorization strategies involving a hierarchical dependency. Two new experiments are reported investigating the production and perception of fricative-vowel syllables. On the basis of measurements of acoustic cues on a large set of natural utterances, it was predicted that listeners would use categorization strategies involving a dependency of the fricative categorization on the perceived vowel. The predictions were tested in a perception experiment using a 2-dimensional synthetic fricative-vowel continuum. Model analyses of the results pooled across listeners confirmed the predictions. Individual analyses revealed some variability in the categorization dependencies used by different participants.