On the Perception of Incomplete Neutralization

Kilpatrick, C. and Shosted, R.K. and Arvaniti, Amalia (2007) On the Perception of Incomplete Neutralization. In: 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, 6-10 August 2007, Saarbrücken, Germany. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The perception of American English epenthetic and underlying stops (as in prin[t]ce ~ prints) was examined in a forced-choice identification experiment that controlled for word frequency and familiarity, closure duration and presence of burst. The results showed that listeners are largely unable to distinguish minimal pairs on the basis of differences in closure duration and the presence or absence of burst; word frequency and familiarity had little effect on the results. Generally, listeners had more difficulty with stimuli with strong [t]s (long closure, burst) than with stimuli with weak [t]s, which they tended to categorize as “nce” words. Overall the results suggest that [ns]~[nts] is close to complete neutralization in favor of [nts].

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > English Language and Linguistics
Depositing User: Amalia Arvaniti
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2014 10:26 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2016 09:27 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/45932 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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