TITLE

A DIRECT MAGNITUDE SCALING METHOD TO INVESTIGATE CATEGORICAL VERSUS CONTINUOUS MODES OF SPEECH PERCEPTION

AUTHOR(S)
Vinegrad, M. D.
PUB. DATE
April 1972
SOURCE
Language & Speech;Apr-Jun72, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p114
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this study, the perception of synthetic steady-state vowels, synthetic consonant-vowel syllables and pure tones was investigated using a psychophysical scaling procedure involving direct magnitude estimation. The stimuli for the stop-consonants tend to be perceived in terms of category of identification to a much greater extent than the stimuli for the steady-state vowels; the difference amounts to a greater limitation on the perception of stimulus differences for stops than for vowels. The vowels seem to he closer to the tones in mode of perception but it is possible that vowels presented in a context of other speech sounds would behave more like the consonants.
ACCESSION #
14096348

 

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