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ERIC Number: EJ1015627
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1092-4388
Poorer Phonetic Perceivers Show Greater Benefit in Phonetic-Phonological Speech Learning
Ingvalson, Erin M.; Barr, Allison M.; Wong, Patrick C. M.
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, v56 n3 p1045-1050 Jun 2013
Purpose: Previous research has demonstrated that native English speakers can learn lexical tones in word context (pitch-to-word learning), to an extent. However, learning success depends on learners' pre-training sensitivity to pitch patterns. The aim of this study was to determine whether lexical pitch-pattern training given before lexical training could improve learning and whether or not the extent of improvement depends on pre-training pitch-pattern sensitivity. Method: Learners with high and low pitch-pattern sensitivity were given training on lexical pitch patterns before lexical training. Results: It was found that such training resulted in better learning than lexical training alone, primarily in learners with low pre-training pitch-pattern sensitivity. Conclusion: These data support the importance of considering individual aptitudes when developing training and also the notion of phonetic-phonological-lexical continuity in word learning. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois
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