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ERIC Number: ED041260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec-15
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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Perception of Synthetically Created Consonants by Speakers of Various Languages. Final Report.
Scholes, Robert J.
In this research, synthesized speech sounds were presented to native speakers of various languages. The sounds were intended to systematically explore the front-to-back place of articulation dimension while holding voice and manner constant. Five types of initial consonants were investigated in these studies: voiced stops, voiceless stops, voiceless (weak) fricatives, nasals, and liquid/semi-vowels. They were subjected to evaluation for "naturalness" by trained phoneticians and were presented to native speakers in an example word test. The general intelligibility and naturalness of the synthesized materials proved to be inadequate for the tasks in mind. As a consequence, no detailed results are given, and a re-emphasis on the research utility of speech synthesis systems is called for. (Author/JD)
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Sponsor: Institute of International Studies (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville.