Perception of voiceless fricatives by Japanese listeners of advanced and intermediate level English proficiency

Hinako Masuda*, Takayuki Arai

*この研究の対応する著者

研究成果: Conference contribution

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抄録

Numerous research has investigated how first language influences the perception of foreign sounds. The present study focuses on the perception of voiceless English fricatives by Japanese listeners with advanced and intermediate level English proficiency, and compares their results with that of English native listeners. Listeners identified consonants embedded in /a - a/ in quiet, multi-speaker babble and white noise (SNR=0 dB). Results revealed that intermediate level learners scored the lowest among all listener groups, and /th/-/s/ confusions were unique to Japanese listeners. Confusions of /th/-/f/ were observed among all listener groups, which suggest that those phoneme confusions may be universal.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルProceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH 2010
ページ1866-1869
ページ数4
出版ステータスPublished - 2010
外部発表はい
イベント11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association: Spoken Language Processing for All, INTERSPEECH 2010 - Makuhari, Chiba
継続期間: 2010 9 262010 9 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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 言語および言語学
  • 言語聴覚療法

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