The effect of a word embedded in a sentence and speaking rate variation on the perceptual training of geminate and singleton consonant distinction

Mee Sonu, Keiichi Tajima, Hiroaki Kato, Yoshinori Sagisaka

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    Abstract

    Aiming at effective perceptual training of second language learning, we carried out training experiments on Japanese geminate consonants. Native Korean learners were trained to identify geminate and singleton stop of Japanese. Since Korean language has no phonemic contrast between long and short consonants, learners have tried to learn their differences based on their categorical perception through training. To test the training efficiency and find generalization of temporal discrimination, we investigated the perceptual training with a word embedded in sentences and single/multiple speaking rate. Training experiments showed the superiority with a word embedded in sentences and multiple speaking rates. These results suggest that perceptual training which was trained by multiple speaking rates could be effective to perceive temporal discrimination of length contrast of Japanese. However, under the training stimuli was single speaking rate condition, perceptual training have generalized to the limited extent. These results suggest that context factors including speaking rate would affect to identify the length contrast of Japanese to L2 learners.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH 2010
    Pages1850-1853
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association: Spoken Language Processing for All, INTERSPEECH 2010 - Makuhari, Chiba
    Duration: 2010 Sep 262010 Sep 30

    Other

    Other11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association: Spoken Language Processing for All, INTERSPEECH 2010
    CityMakuhari, Chiba
    Period10/9/2610/9/30

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    Language Therapy
    Population Groups
    Language
    Learning
    Efficiency
    Discrimination (Psychology)
    Geminate
    Consonant

    Keywords

    • Perceptual training
    • Singleton/geminate consonants
    • Speaking rate variation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Language and Linguistics
    • Speech and Hearing

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    Sonu, M., Tajima, K., Kato, H., & Sagisaka, Y. (2010). The effect of a word embedded in a sentence and speaking rate variation on the perceptual training of geminate and singleton consonant distinction. In Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH 2010 (pp. 1850-1853)

    The effect of a word embedded in a sentence and speaking rate variation on the perceptual training of geminate and singleton consonant distinction. / Sonu, Mee; Tajima, Keiichi; Kato, Hiroaki; Sagisaka, Yoshinori.

    Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH 2010. 2010. p. 1850-1853.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Sonu, M, Tajima, K, Kato, H & Sagisaka, Y 2010, The effect of a word embedded in a sentence and speaking rate variation on the perceptual training of geminate and singleton consonant distinction. in Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH 2010. pp. 1850-1853, 11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association: Spoken Language Processing for All, INTERSPEECH 2010, Makuhari, Chiba, 10/9/26.
    Sonu M, Tajima K, Kato H, Sagisaka Y. The effect of a word embedded in a sentence and speaking rate variation on the perceptual training of geminate and singleton consonant distinction. In Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH 2010. 2010. p. 1850-1853
    Sonu, Mee ; Tajima, Keiichi ; Kato, Hiroaki ; Sagisaka, Yoshinori. / The effect of a word embedded in a sentence and speaking rate variation on the perceptual training of geminate and singleton consonant distinction. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH 2010. 2010. pp. 1850-1853
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