Identification of English /r/ and /l/ in noise : The effects of baseline performance

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Abstract

The effects of baseline performance on identification of English /r/ and /l/ in noise by Japanese listeners were examined. Japanese and American listeners’ perception of /r/ and /l/ was measured under various signal-to-noise ratios. Each Japanese listener’s baseline performance was also observed with an identification test with a large set of stimuli. Generally, the signal-to-noise ratio had a similar effect across Japanese listeners of different baseline performances, although the overall accuracy was dominated by the baseline. When fifteen-days of /r/–/l/ identification training in quiet was applied to a group of Japanese listeners, the training effect generalized to identification performance in noise. However, the performance of Japanese listeners did not reach the level that the native listeners exhibited.

Journal

  • Acoustical Science and Technology

    Acoustical Science and Technology 28(4), 251-259, 2007-07-01

    ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF JAPAN

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110006385776
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11501808
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    13463969
  • NDL Article ID
    8787587
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZM35(科学技術--物理学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-X48
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  NDL  NII-ELS  J-STAGE  NDL-Digital 
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