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The perception of phonemic contrasts in a non-native dialect

Published in Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 2007, vol. 121, no. 4, p. 131-136
Abstract This study examined the impact on speech processing of regional phonetic/phonological variation in the listener’s native language. The perception of the /e/-/ ε / and /o/-/ɔ/ contrasts, produced by standard but not southern French native speakers, was investigated in these two populations. A repetition priming experiment showed that the latter but not the former perceived words such as /epe/ and /ep ε / as homophones. In contrast, both groups perceived the two words of /o/-/ɔ/ minimal pairs (/pom/-/pɔm/) as being distinct. Thus, standard-French words can be perceived differently depending on the listener’s regional accent.
Keywords Discrimination (Psychology)FranceHumansPhoneticsReaction TimeSpeech AcousticsSpeech PerceptionSpeech Production Measurement
PMID: 17471757
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DUFOUR, Sophie, NGUYEN TRONG, Noël, FRAUENFELDER, Ulrich Hans. The perception of phonemic contrasts in a non-native dialect. In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2007, vol. 121, n° 4, p. 131-136. doi: 10.1121/1.2710742 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:82922

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