Absence or presence of preceding sound can change perceived phonetic identity

Kathy Carbonell, Andrew J. Lotto

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Participants were asked to categorize a series of syllables varying from /ga/to /da/presented in isolation or following /al/, /ar/, /a/, or filtered noise bands. Typical shifts in categorization were obtained for /al/vs. /ar/contexts as predicted by compensation for coarticulation, but the shift in response between isolated presentation and any of the context conditions was much larger, even when the context was broadband noise. These results suggest that the effect of the presence of any context sound is greater than the effect of the content of the context sounds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number060005
JournalProceedings of Meetings on Acoustics
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event160th Meeting Acoustical Society of America 2010 - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Nov 15 2010Nov 19 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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