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Effect of Phonetic Training on the Perception of English Consonants by Greek Speakers in Quiet and Noise

Lengeris, Angelos, Nicolaidis, Katerina (2015) Effect of Phonetic Training on the Perception of English Consonants by Greek Speakers in Quiet and Noise. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, 22 (060002). ISSN 1939-800X. (doi:10.1121/2.0000025) (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 employed high-variability phonetic training (multiple words spoken by multiple talkers) to improve the identification of English consonants by native speakers of Greek. The trainees completed five sessions of identification training with feedback for seven English consonants (contrasting voiced vs. voiceless stops and alveolar vs. postalveolar fricatives) each consisting of 196 trials with a different English speaker in each session. Another group of Greek speakers served as controls, i.e. completed the pre-/post-test but received no training. Pre-/post-tests included English consonant identification in quiet and notice. In the noise condition, participants identified consonants in the presence of a competing English speaker at a signal-to-noise ratio of -2dB. The results showed that training significantly improved English consonant perception for the group that received training but not for the control group in both quiet and noise. The results add to the existing evidence that supports the effectiveness of the high-variability approach to second-language segmental training

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1121/2.0000025
Subjects: P Language and Literature
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > English Language and Linguistics
Depositing User: Jacqui Martlew
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2016 15:08 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 17:58 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/57776 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Lengeris, Angelos: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8057-0542
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