PERCEPTION OF STATIC AND DYNAMIC ACOUSTIC CUES TO PLACE OF ARTICULATION IN INITIAL STOP CONSONANTS.

Diane Kewley-Port, David Pisoni, Michael Studdert-Kennedy

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Two recent accounts of the acoustic cues which specify place of articulation in syllable-initial stop consonants claim that they are located in the initial portions of the CV waveform and are context-free. K. N. Stevens and S. E. Blumstein have described the perceptually relevant spectral properties of these cues as static, while D. Kewley-Port describes these cues as dynamic. These perceptual experiments were conducted to test predictions derived from these accounts. Experiment 1 confirmed that acoustic cues for place of articulation are located in the initial 20-40 ms of natural stop-vowel syllables. Next, short synthetic CV's modeled after natural syllables were generated using either a digital, parallel-resonance synthesizer in experiment 2 or linear prediction synthesis in experiment 3. Listeners in both experiments identified place of articulation significantly better from stimuli which preserved dynamic acoustic properties than from those based on static onset spectra.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1779-1793
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Volume73
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1983

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PERCEPTION OF STATIC AND DYNAMIC ACOUSTIC CUES TO PLACE OF ARTICULATION IN INITIAL STOP CONSONANTS. / Kewley-Port, Diane; Pisoni, David; Studdert-Kennedy, Michael.

In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 73, No. 5, 05.1983, p. 1779-1793.

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