perception of vowel length and quality in German

an experimental-phonetic investigation
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German language -- Vowels., German language -- Phone
StatementRudolf Weiss.
SeriesHamburger phonetische Beiträge ;, Bd. 20
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LC ClassificationsPF3155 .W44 1976
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Pagination239 p. ;
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Open LibraryOL4284369M
ISBN 103871182303
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The perception of vowel length and quality in German: an experimental-phonetic investigation. [Rudolf Weiss] "Based on an unpublished dissertation titled Perceptual parameters of vowel length and quality in standard New High German (University of Colorado, )." Description.

only about vowel quality features but also about vowel length to signal phonemic (meaningful) contrasts. However, very few be-havioral studies have been conducted to date to investigate vowel length perception and its development in Japanese infants. Vowels in English are classified on the basis of their differences.

This chapter reports on experimental research into L2 vowel perception by foreign language learners which can shed some light on what are important cues when learning novel units of speech, in this case, German vowels.

It presents a short overview of related work in the field of L2 vowel (length) by: 1. The role of duration in the perception of vowel German) while other languages (e.g., English) do not. from in the perception task is vowel quality.

That is, participants may Author: Lacey Wade. perception of vowel length and quality in German book Keywords: cross-linguistic perception/production, vowel quality, vowel quantity, Turkish, German 1.

INTRODUCTION About one fifth of the world’s languages exhibit vocalic quantity distinctions, i.e. durational differences in the production of vowels [5].

Cited by: 3. Table 3. Responses in the perception of short samples of male and female vowels. classified less correctly than any other vowel except the shortest versions of [u].

The vowel that had the most durational endurance at the shortest ms length was [a] with an average 46% recognition; the one with the least was [u] with only % recognition. In phonetics, length or quantity is a feature of sounds that have distinctively extended duration compared with other sounds.

There are long vowels as well as long consonants (the latter are often called geminates). Many languages do not have distinctive length.

Among the languages that have distinctive length, there are only a few that have both distinctive vowel length and Entity (decimal): &#. Production and perception of vowel length in spoken sentences. This study investigates the role of orthography in German vowel production by Polish native speakers (L1) with German as a.

With the exception of the discrimination task, the experiments further investigated the influence of orthographic marking on the perception and production of German vowel length. It was assumed that explicit markings such as the Dehnungs-h ("lengthening h") could help Polish GFL learners in perceiving and producing German words more correctly.

This study examined the role of automatic selective perceptual processes in native and non-native listeners' perception of a Japanese vowel length contrast (tado vs.

taado), using multiple, natural-speech tokens of each category as stimuli in a “categorial oddball” ch Negativity (MMN) was used to index discrimination of the temporally-cued Cited by: German long vowels. The articulation of German vowels varies according to whether the vowel is long or short.

Although the vowel length of each new word must of course be noted the first time that you encounter it, there are a few general rules which may help you to ascertain the duration of German vowel sounds.

The influence of consonantal context on the tense-lax contrast in two standard varieties of German; Quality and quantity in high vowels in Standard Austrian German; The role of longterm acquaintances in speech accommodation; Suprasegmentals; Impact and interaction of accent realization and speaker sex on vowel length in German.

Extract. Abstract This study investigates the vertical variation in an East Central German variety to a more standard variety and how the relationship between the acoustic patterns and the perception of such speakers can be described. Vowel space properties from one sentence of six reference speakers from the Kiel Corpus and six speakers from Zeitz were analyzed (F1, F2.

This study focuses on how the cross-language perception of German vowels by native speakers of North American English differs based on various levels of classroom instruction and experience in a German-speaking country. THE EFFECTS OF EXPERIENCE ON THE PERCEPTION OF GERMAN ROUNDED VOWELS BY NATIVE SPEAKERS OF AMERICAN ENGLISH Bradley Jay York Center for Language Studies Master of Arts This study examines the effects of experience in German on the categorical perception of German rounded vowels, namely /uː/, /ʊ/, /oː/, /ɔ/, /yː/, /ʏ/, /øː/, and Cited by: 2.

in a foreign language Does orthography matter. Universitätsverlag Potsdam and production of German vowel length.

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It was assumed that explicit markings such king on the perception and production of German vowel length. It was assumed that explicit markings such as the Dehnungs-h ("lengthening h") could help Polish GFL learners in. The German vowel system shows a complex structure based on the interaction between vowel duration and formant structures between short and long cognates.

This leads to the question how vowel duration is processed. The perception of vowel duration in German native speakers was tested by an identification test, a goodness ratingFile Size: KB. on the basis of coda voicing.

A similar shift of the perceptual short/long boundary has been observed e.g. in open as opposed to closed syllables (see [8]). We conducted two experiments to answer the present question. Experiment I.

In the first experiment the perception of vowel length, where the vowel was in a voiceless. Formant-Ratio theory of vowel perception. the ratios/differences between formants (F1 & F2) cue listener to correct vowel. (many overlap so may not be good theory) theory of Fundamental Frequency (F0) and vowel identification.

vowel quality is. Purpose The purpose of this research was to compare the perception of Japanese vowel length contrasts by 4 groups of listeners who differed in their familiarity with length contrasts in their first language (L1; i.e., American English, Italian, Japanese, and Thai).

Of the 3 nonnative groups, native Thai listeners were expected to outperform American English and Italian Cited by: 4. So the Icelandic and English rules for vowel length are different, and Icelanders unconsciously use Icelandic rules in English.

Take for instance the English words: bit ever many book. These all have lax vowels: bit has KIT, ever and many have DRESS, and book has FOOT. All short, even book, which is written with 2 o's!. But Icelanders want. stressed vowel follows, this also has an effect on lexical stress perception.

Thus the complementary disyllabic vowel duration changes in tokens with a long or a short consonant create different stress perception profiles. Hypothesis 4. The effects of dyadic vowel duration pattern, dyadic vowel quality pattern and intervocalicconsonant duration are.

present in speech perception. Keywords: vowel length perception, Thai, Japanese, German, Spanish. INTRODUCTION The current study takes up an issue the increase in perceived duration of a vowel due to a dynamic F0, which has been addressed in a variety of studies, with somewhat contradictory results.

The. TY - JOUR. T1 - Vowel-length differences before voiced and voiceless consonants: An auditory explanation. AU - Kluender, Keith R. AU - Diehl, Randy by: In some instances, vowels are marked as long by being doubled, like in Staat (state), or by adding an h after a vowel, like in Stahl (steel).

The other basic vowels sounds are as follows: y appears as a vowel in some words of Greek origin, and it’s pronounced like a long common example is “typisch” (typical). This study examined whether individuals with a wide range of first-language vowel systems (Spanish, French, German, and Norwegian) differ fundamentally in the cues that they use when they learn the English vowel system (e.g., formant movement and duration).

All subjects: (1) identified natural English vowels in quiet; (2) identified English vowels in noise that had been Cited by: The phonology of Standard German is the standard pronunciation or accent of the German deals with current phonology and phonetics as well as with historical developments thereof as well as the geographical variants and the influence of German dialects.

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While the spelling of German is officially standardised by an international organisation (the Council for. This study examined the role of automatic selective perceptual processes in native and non-native listeners' perception of a Japanese vowel length contrast (tado vs. taado), using multiple, natural-speech tokens of each category as stimuli in a “categorial oddball” ch negativity (MMN) was used to index discrimination of the temporally-cued vowel contrast by naïve adult Cited by: PRODUCTION AND PERCEPTION OF PHONEMIC VOWEL DURATION IN FRENCH by Elizabeth D.

Duncan B.A., University of B r i t i s h Columbia, A THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE i n the Department of Paediatrics Division of Audiology and Speech Sciences We Author: Elizabeth D.

Duncan. concluded that vowel duration is the primary distinctive phonetic cue for the phonological vowel length contrast in German.

Vowel quality serves as a secondary – supporting – cue which enhances the perception of categorical durations as short or long vowels. PURPOSE: The purpose of this research was to compare the perception of Japanese vowel length contrasts by 4 groups of listeners who differed in their familiarity with length contrasts in their first language (L1; i.e., American English, Italian, Japanese, and Thai).Cited by: 4.in Japanese Kana scripts.

Vowel length is an important exponent of the contrast between tense and lax vowels in Australian English, which are also accompanied by differences in vowel quality. The length/tenseness classification of Aust. English /æ/ is problematical. Phonetically, it clusters more closely with the long.• The vowel in the stressed syllable was either high [i] or low [a] and was crossed with phonological length (short, long).

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The two variants of [i] are distinguished both by acoustic duration and by vowel height. The two variants of [a] are distinguished by duration only [12, 13]. • The consonantal context of the vowel in each of the wordsCited by: