Effects of glottalisation on reaction time in identifying coda voicing

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Abstract

Australian English speakers employ both vowel duration and glottalisation to cue coda voicelessness. However, it is unclear how they use these cues in speech perception. Two groups of Australian English listeners (older/younger, n=77) responded to stimuli in which vowel duration and glottalisation were co- varied. Analysis of listeners’ reaction times to stimuli suggests that glottalisation facilitates faster perception of coda voicing when paired with a congruent cue, but results in slower reaction times when paired with a competing cue. Despite age- based differences in production (older speakers use glottalisation less), in perception older and younger listeners used glottalisation in similar ways.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSST2018
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 17th Australiasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology
EditorsJulien Epps, Joe Wolfe, John Smith, Caroline Jones
Place of PublicationCanberra, ACT
PublisherAustralasian Speech Science and Technology Association (ASSTA)
Pages133-136
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018
EventSpeech Science and Technology Conference (17th : 2018) - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 4 Dec 20187 Dec 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Seventeenth Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology
ISSN (Print)2207-1296

Conference

ConferenceSpeech Science and Technology Conference (17th : 2018)
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period4/12/187/12/18

Keywords

  • phonetics
  • Australian English
  • glottalisation
  • vowel duration
  • coda voicing
  • reaction time

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    Penney, J., Cox, F., & Szakay, A. (2018). Effects of glottalisation on reaction time in identifying coda voicing. In J. Epps, J. Wolfe, J. Smith, & C. Jones (Eds.), SST2018: Proceedings of the 17th Australiasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (pp. 133-136). (Proceedings of the Seventeenth Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology). Canberra, ACT: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association (ASSTA).