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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 17th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology|
|Editors||Julien Epps, Joe Wolfe, John Smith, Caroline Jones|
|Place of Publication||Canberra, ACT.|
|Publisher||Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association (ASSTA)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (17th : 2018) - Coogee, Sydney, Australia|
Duration: 4 Dec 2018 → 7 Dec 2018
|Name||Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology|
|Conference||Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (17th : 2018)|
|Period||4/12/18 → 7/12/18|
- durational vowel contrast
- lateral-final rimes
- Australian English
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).