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ERIC Number: ED028415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Pages: 85
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Identification of American English Initial /l/ and /r/ by Native Speakers of Japanese.
Brown, Dennis Lee
Six hundred and sixteen CVC stimulus syllables beginning with /l/ and /r/ were presented by tape recording to six Japanese foreign students at Indiana University. Analysis of variance showed the effect of the final consonant variable on the identification of initial /l/ and /r/ was significant at the .05 level; the effect of the CV interaction was significant at the .01 level. Response scores for the CV interaction pairs correspond closely to the magnitude of the third formant shift from /l/ and /r/ to the various syllable nuclei determined by Lehiste. Specific results, correlations with frequency of occurrence and acoustic data, and implications for improving /l/ and /r/ identification by native speakers of Japanese are discussed. (Author/DO)
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Note: Expanded version of paper presented at the Third Annual TESOL Convention, Chicago, Illinois, March 5-8, 1969.