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ERIC Number: EJ1004689
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-1366-7289
Intelligibility of American English Vowels of Native and Non-Native Speakers in Quiet and Speech-Shaped Noise
Liu, Chang; Jin, Su-Hyun
Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, v16 n1 p206-218 Jan 2013
This study examined intelligibility of twelve American English vowels produced by English, Chinese, and Korean native speakers in quiet and speech-shaped noise in which vowels were presented at six sensation levels from 0 dB to 10 dB. The slopes of vowel intelligibility functions and the processing time for listeners to identify vowels were dependent on speakers' language backgrounds and non-native speakers' vowel intelligibility in quiet. These results indicated that noise background affected non-native speakers' vowel intelligibility more greatly than native speakers, possibly due to the acoustic deviations in non-native speech and lack of listeners' experience to non-native produced speech.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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