Regional priming in Australian English KIT, DRESS and TRAP vowels

Michael Walker, Anita Szakay, Felicity Cox

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    Abstract

    40 speakers of AusE participated in a pseudo-replication of Hay and Drager's stuffed toy study [1]. Participants heard spoken AusE sentences with a phrase-final target word containing either a KIT, DRESS or TRAP vowel [2] followed by a six-step continuum of isolated synthesised vowels, from NZE-like to exaggerated AusE-like. Participants selected the token from the continuum they believed best matched the realisation of the vowel in the target word. Participants were exposed to stuffed toy kiwis, koalas, or neither (control). Contrary to results reported in [1], participants' responses were not influenced by the presence of the toys.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Sixteenth Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology
    EditorsChristopher Carignan, Michael D. Tyler
    Place of PublicationCanberra, ACT
    PublisherAustralasian Speech Science and Technology Association (ASSTA)
    Pages77-80
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventAustralasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (16th : 2016) - Parramatta, Australia
    Duration: 6 Dec 20169 Dec 2016
    Conference number: 16th

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology
    PublisherAustralasian Speech Science and Technology Association (ASSTA)
    ISSN (Electronic)2207-1296

    Conference

    ConferenceAustralasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (16th : 2016)
    Abbreviated titleSST2016
    CountryAustralia
    CityParramatta
    Period6/12/169/12/16

    Keywords

    • speech perception
    • vowel perception
    • sociophonetics
    • Australian English
    • New Zealand English

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