Analysis on L2 learners' perception errors between geminate and singleton of Japanese consonants using loudness related parameters

Yanlong Zhang, Mee Sonu, Hiroaki Kato, Yoshinori Sagisaka

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    Abstract

    For better understanding of the identification difficulties in Japanese geminate/singleton consonants for second language (L2) learners, a perceptual factor is newly introduced to supply the insufficiencies of conventional explanations solely using acoustic duration differences. To systematically explain speech-rate related serious errors of geminate/singleton identification in fast/slow speech, loudness related parameters are used to reflect perceptual characteristics on duration. Correlation analyses have shown that these parameters can provide reasonable explanation for error characteristics obtained in the perceptual experiment on Japanese geminate/singleton consonants by Korean learners. A new possibility is suggested to design L2 teaching materials for Japanese geminate/singleton consonants with different phonetic contexts based on expected difficulties resulting from their loudness differences.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2015 International Conference Oriental COCOSDA - Held jointly with 2015 Conference on Asian Spoken Language Research and Evaluation, O-COCOSDA/CASLRE 2015 - Proceedings
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages186-189
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)9781467382793
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 Dec 14
    Event18th Annual International Conference Oriental COCOSDA, O-COCOSDA 2015 - Held jointly with 2015 Conference on Asian Spoken Language Research and Evaluation, CASLRE 2015 - Shanghai, China
    Duration: 2015 Oct 282015 Oct 30

    Other

    Other18th Annual International Conference Oriental COCOSDA, O-COCOSDA 2015 - Held jointly with 2015 Conference on Asian Spoken Language Research and Evaluation, CASLRE 2015
    CountryChina
    CityShanghai
    Period15/10/2815/10/30

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    Keywords

    • duration perception
    • geminate consonant
    • loudness
    • phoneme identification
    • second language learning

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Linguistics and Language
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Software
    • Language and Linguistics

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    Zhang, Y., Sonu, M., Kato, H., & Sagisaka, Y. (2015). Analysis on L2 learners' perception errors between geminate and singleton of Japanese consonants using loudness related parameters. In 2015 International Conference Oriental COCOSDA - Held jointly with 2015 Conference on Asian Spoken Language Research and Evaluation, O-COCOSDA/CASLRE 2015 - Proceedings (pp. 186-189). [7357889] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSDA.2015.7357889