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ERIC Number: EJ1005709
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0749-596X
Compensation for Complete Assimilation in Speech Perception: The Case of Korean Labial-to-Velar Assimilation
Mitterer, Holger; Kim, Sahyang; Cho, Taehong
Journal of Memory and Language, v69 n1 p59-83 Jul 2013
In connected speech, phonological assimilation to neighboring words can lead to pronunciation variants (e.g., "garden bench" [arrow right] "garde'm' bench"). A large body of literature suggests that listeners use the phonetic context to reconstruct the intended word for assimilation types that often lead to incomplete assimilations (e.g., a pronunciation of "garden" that carries cues for both a labial [m] and an alveolar [n]). In the current paper, we show that a similar context effect is observed for an assimilation that is often complete, Korean labial-to-velar place assimilation. In contrast to the context effects for partial assimilations, however, the context effects seem to rely completely on listeners' experience with the assimilation pattern in their native language. (Contains 6 tables and 11 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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