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The present study examines whether listeners flexibly adapt to unfamiliar speech patterns such as those encountered in foreign-accented English vowels, where the relative informativeness of primary (spectral quality) and secondary (duration) cues tends to be reversed (e.g., spectrally similar but exaggerated duration differences between bet and bat...
This study investigates the relationship between speech perception and production using explicit phonetic imitation. We used manipulated natural vowel (head-had) stimuli varying in spectral quality and duration in both perception and production tasks to explore the perceptionproduction link in a direct and controlled way. We examined (1) whether in...
This study explores how individuals’ second language cue weighting strategies change over time and across different contrasts. The study investigates the developmental changes in perceptual cue weighting of two English vowel contrasts (/i/-/ɪ/ and /ɛ/-/æ/) by adult and child Korean learners of English during their first year of immersion in Canada....
We examine whether listeners flexibly adapt to unfamiliar speech patterns such as those encountered in foreign-accented English vowels. In these cases, the relative informativity of acoustic dimensions (spectral quality vs. duration) can be changed such that the most informative dimension (spectral quality) is no longer informative, but the role of...
The present study examines whether individual differences in second language (L2) learners’ perceptual cue weighting strategies reflect systematic abilities. We tested whether cue weights indicate proficiency in perception using a naturalistic discrimination task as well as whether cue weights are related across contrasts for individual learners. T...
This study uses phonetic imitation to understand more about how individuals perceive and produce speech and to explore the link between the two. We used manipulated stimuli with the goal of more directly probing the link and to test (1) whether individual listeners’ perceptual cue weights are related to their patterns of phonetic imitation and (2)...
This study tracks developmental trajectories of the acquisition of L2 vowel contrasts by Korean learners of English during their first year of immersion in Canada.
This study investigates the relation between speech perception and production using a phonetic imitation paradigm. We used manipulated stimuli in both perception and production tasks with the goal of more directly exploring the link between the two, and examined (1) whether individual listeners’ perceptual cue weights are related to their patterns of phonetic imitation and (2) the underlying mechanisms of phonetic imitation.