The effect of first language (L1) dialects on the identification of Vietnamese word-final stops

Kimiko Tsukada*, Thu T A Nguyên

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Abstract

This study examined the extent to which speakers' first language (L1) dialect affects the identification of word-final stops in Vietnamese. Stops in the word-final position are unreleased in Vietnamese. Further, there is a /t/-/k/ merger in the Southern, but not the Northern dialect. We tested the hypothesis that the stop tokens produced in the Southern dialect are identified less accurately than those in the Northern dialect. The results showed that the speakers' dialect influenced the intelligibility of the final stops and the Northern dialect was more intelligible than the Southern dialect.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInterspeech 2008
Subtitle of host publication9th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association 2008
EditorsJanet Fletcher, Deborah Loakes, Roland Göcke, Denis Burnham, Michael Wagner
Place of PublicationBrisbane QLD
PublisherInternational Speech Communication Association
Pages1186-1189
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781615673780
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event9th Annual Conference of the International-Speech-Communication-Association (INTERSPEECH 2008) - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 22 Sep 200826 Sep 2008

Conference

Conference9th Annual Conference of the International-Speech-Communication-Association (INTERSPEECH 2008)
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period22/09/0826/09/08

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Tsukada, K., & Nguyên, T. T. A. (2008). The effect of first language (L1) dialects on the identification of Vietnamese word-final stops. In J. Fletcher, D. Loakes, R. Göcke, D. Burnham, & M. Wagner (Eds.), Interspeech 2008: 9th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association 2008 (pp. 1186-1189). Brisbane QLD: International Speech Communication Association.