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On the Speech-To-Song Illusion: Evidence from German

Falk, Simone, Rathcke, Tamara V (2010) On the Speech-To-Song Illusion: Evidence from German. In: Proceedings of the 5th Conference on Speech Prosody. . (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 present study investigates the boundaries of speech and song from an acoustic-perceptual perspective. Using the speech-to-song illusion as a method, we tested rhythmic and tonal hypotheses to find out whether acoustic characteristics can cue the perceptual classification of a sentence by German listeners as sung or spoken. First, our results show that, despite individual differences, the speech-to-song illusion is a robust perceptual phenomenon comparable to those known in visual perception. Second, the experiment revealed that acoustic parameters – especially tonal structure – facilitate the perceptual shift from speech to song pointing to an acoustically guided decoding strategy for speech- vs. song-like signals.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Proceeding)
Subjects: P Language and Literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > English Language and Linguistics
Depositing User: Tamara Rathcke
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2015 16:44 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:27 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/48067 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Rathcke, Tamara V: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4831-7387
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