Perceptual Adaptation to Sinewave-Vocoded Speech Across Languages

Tessa Bent, Jeremy L. Loebach, Lawrence Phillips, David Pisoni

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Abstract

Listeners rapidly adapt to many forms of degraded speech. What level of information drives this adaptation, however, remains unresolved. The current study exposed listeners to sinewave-vocoded speech in one of three languages, which manipulated the type of information shared between the training languages (German, Mandarin, or English) and the testing language (English) in an audio-visual (AV) or an audio plus still frames modality (A + Stills). Three control groups were included to assess procedural learning effects. After training, listeners' perception of novel sinewave-vocoded English sentences was tested. Listeners exposed to German-AV materials performed equivalently to listeners exposed to English AV or A + Stills materials and significantly better than two control groups. The Mandarin groups and German-A + Stills group showed an intermediate level of performance. These results suggest that full lexical access is not absolutely necessary for adaptation to degraded speech, but providing AV-training in a language that is similar phonetically to the testing language can facilitate adaptation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1607-1616
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
Volume37
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2011

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Keywords

  • Cross-language
  • Degraded speech
  • Perceptual adaptation
  • Speech perception
  • Vocoded speech

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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Perceptual Adaptation to Sinewave-Vocoded Speech Across Languages. / Bent, Tessa; Loebach, Jeremy L.; Phillips, Lawrence; Pisoni, David.

In: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Vol. 37, No. 5, 10.2011, p. 1607-1616.

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Bent, Tessa ; Loebach, Jeremy L. ; Phillips, Lawrence ; Pisoni, David. / Perceptual Adaptation to Sinewave-Vocoded Speech Across Languages. In: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 2011 ; Vol. 37, No. 5. pp. 1607-1616.
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