The phonological status of voiced stops in Modern Greek (MG) remains unclear. Research shows that listeners typically discriminate native phonological contrasts without difficulty. We report MG listeners show excellent discrimination of MG bilabial [p]-[b] and coronal [t]-[d] stop voicing contrasts, significantly better than their discrimination of nonnative Australian English (AE) [ph]-[p] and [th]-[t]. We interpret the results as evidence for the phonological status of MG voiced stops /b, d/ and thus of MG stop voicing contrasts.
Bibliographic reference. Antoniou, Mark / Best, Catherine T. / Tyler, Michael D. (2008): "Perceptual evidence of modern Greek voiced stops as phonological categories", In INTERSPEECH-2008, 1190.