Production and perception of length contrast in lateral-final rimes

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Abstract

Words containing /l/-final rimes challenge listeners as coda /l/ reduces certain vowel contrasts. Lateral-final rimes therefore allow us to gauge the link between individuals’ word recognition and production. We tested whether participants producing a larger durational contrast between word pairs containing the rimes /i:l-Il, 0:l-Ul, æOl-æl , @0l-Ol/ were better at recognising minimal pairs contrasting the aforementioned rimes. 46 Australian English speakers produced 24 /l/-final minimal pairs and identified the same minimal pairs spoken by two speakers. Participants producing a longer durational contrast took longer to respond and were only more accurate when the stimuli contained a bigger durational contrast.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th Australasian 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)
Pages129-132
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventAustralasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (17th : 2018) - Coogee, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 4 Dec 20187 Dec 2018

Publication series

NameAustralasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology
ISSN (Print)2207-1296

Conference

ConferenceAustralasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (17th : 2018)
Abbreviated titleSST2018
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period4/12/187/12/18

Keywords

  • durational vowel contrast
  • production
  • perception
  • lateral-final rimes
  • Australian English

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    Szalay, T., Benders, T., Cox, F., & Proctor, M. (2018). Production and perception of length contrast in lateral-final rimes. In J. Epps, J. Wolfe, J. Smith, & C. Jones (Eds.), Proceedings of the 17th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (pp. 129-132). (Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology). Canberra, ACT.: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association (ASSTA).