Adults' Perception and Production of the English Vowel /i/
- Training Japanese Listeners to Perceive American English Vowels: Influence of Training Sets. Nishi, Kanae; Kewley-Port, Diane // Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Dec2007, Vol. 50 Issue 6, p1496
Purpose: Studies on speech perception training have shown that adult 2nd language learners can learn to perceive non-native consonant contrasts through laboratory training. However, research on perception training for non-native vowels is still scarce, and none of the previous vowel studies...
- Factors Affecting the Recognition of Reverberant Speech by Elderly Listeners. Halling, Dan C.; Humes, Larry E. // Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Apr2000, Vol. 43 Issue 2, p414
Elderly listeners have been shown to experience greater difficulty with speech understanding than young listeners. The greater difficulty with speech understanding in elderly listeners has been attributed, primarily, to their typical high-frequency sensorineural hearing impairment. However, not...
- Speaker Independent Vowel Recognition using Backpropagation Neural Network on Master-Slave Architecture. Srinivas, J. V. S.; Sandhya Prafulla, G.; Premchand, P. // International Journal of Computer Applications;6/15/2012, Vol. 48, p45
Objective of the work is speaker independent recognition of vowels of British English. Back propagation is one of the simplest and most widely used methods for supervised training of multi layer neural networks. In this paper we use parallel implementation of Backpropagation (BP) on Master -...
- L1-Spanish Speakers' Acquisition of the English /i/--/I/ Contrast: Duration-based Perception is Not the Initial Developmental Stage. Stewart Morrison, Geoffrey // Language & Speech;Dec2008, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p285
L1-Spanish L2-English listeners' perception of a Canadian-English /bIt/-- /bId/--/bit/--/bid/ continuum was investigated. Results were largely consistent with the developmental stages for L1-Spanish listeners' acquisition of English /i/ and /I/ hypothesized by Escudero (2000): Stage 0, inability...
- Phonological Specificity of Vowel Contrasts at 18-months. Mani, Nivedita; Coleman, John; Plunkett, Kim // Language & Speech;Mar2008, Vol. 51 Issue 1/2, p3
Previous research has shown that English infants are sensitive to mispronunciations of vowels in familiar words by as early as 15-months of age. These results suggest that not only are infants sensitive to large mispronunciations of the vowels in words, but also sensitive to smaller...
- Factors associated with individual differences in clinical measures of speech recognition among... Humes, Larry E.; Watson, Betty U. // Journal of Speech & Hearing Research;Apr94, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p465
Discusses factors associated with individual differences in clinical measures of speech recognition among the aged. Nonsense syllables; Monosyllabic words; Listening conditions; Measures of auditory processing; Hearing loss; Research implications.
- Time-expanded speech and speech recognition in older adults. Vaughan, Nancy E.; Furukawa, Izumi; Balasingam, Nirmala; Mortz, Margaret; Fausti, Stephen A. // Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development;Sep/Oct2002, Vol. 39 Issue 5, p559
Presents a study conducted to investigate the effects of computerized slowing of speech on speech recognition in older listeners. Introduction to speech understanding deficits; Characteristics of the participants; Materials and methods used; Results.
- Timing Patterns in New Zealand English Rhythm. Warren, Paul // Te Reo;1998, Vol. 41, p80
The article focuses on the timing patterns of syllable rhythm in New Zealand English (NZE). It discusses the study of Helen Ainsworth and Janet Holmes and Helen Ainsworth, which examines the use of full vowels for reduced vowels in Maori English (ME) than in other NZEs including British English...
- Talking Speech Input. Berliss-Vincent, Jane; Whitford, Gigi // Communication Disorders Quarterly;Spring2002, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p155
Presents the factors involved in successful speech input use and the potential barriers which may suggest that other access technologies could be more appropriate for a given individual. Types of speech input programs; Procedures involved in using speech input; Optimization of speech recognition.