Asymmetries in the exploitation of phonetic features for word recognition

Alexander Martin, Sharon Peperkamp

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French listeners' reliance on voicing, manner, and place was tested in a mispronunciation detection task. Mispronounced words were more likely to be recognized when the mispronunciation concerned voicing rather than manner or place. This indicates that listeners rely less on the former than on the latter for the purposes of word recognition. Further, the role of visual cues to phonetic features was explored by the task being conducted in both an audio-only and an audiovisual version, but no effect of modality was found. Discussion focuses on crosslinguistic comparisons and lexical factors that might influence the weight of individual features.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)EL307-EL313
JournalThe Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2015


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