Speech perception as a talker-contingent process

Lynne C. Nygaard, Mitchell S. Sommers, David Pisoni

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Abstract

To determine how familiarity with a talker's voice affects perception of spoken words, we trained two groups of subjects to recognize a set of voices over a 9-day period One group then identified novel words produced by the same set of talkers at four signal-to-noise ratios Control subjects identified the same words produced by a different set of talkers The results showed that the ability to identify a talker's voice improved intelligibility of novel words produced by that talker The results suggest that speech perception may involve talker-contingent processes whereby perceptual learning of aspects of the vocal source facilitates the subsequent phonetic analysis of the acoustic signal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-46
Number of pages5
JournalPsychological Science
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

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Speech Perception
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Speech perception as a talker-contingent process. / Nygaard, Lynne C.; Sommers, Mitchell S.; Pisoni, David.

In: Psychological Science, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1994, p. 42-46.

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Nygaard, Lynne C. ; Sommers, Mitchell S. ; Pisoni, David. / Speech perception as a talker-contingent process. In: Psychological Science. 1994 ; Vol. 5, No. 1. pp. 42-46.
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