ISCA Archive ICSLP 1994
ISCA Archive ICSLP 1994

Perception of time-compressed/expanded Japanese words depends on the number of perceived phonemes

Shigeaki Amano

To investigate the relationship between phoneme perception and word perception, the relationships between the perception point of a word or a nonword and the perception point of a phoneme were measured using lexical decision and phoneme detection tasks for time-compressed stimuli, naturally spoken stimuli, and time-expanded stimuli. The perception point of a word/nonword was revealed to have a constant relationship to the perception point of a phoneme regardless of the time-expansion rate, that is, a constant number of phonemes was perceived before the perception point of a word/nonword. The results suggest that word/nonword perception depends on phoneme perception, not on the time positions of acoustical cues. The results also support the cohort model in which a word/nonword is perceived with the sequential processing of phonemes.


Cite as: Amano, S. (1994) Perception of time-compressed/expanded Japanese words depends on the number of perceived phonemes. Proc. 3rd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1994), 1415-1418

@inproceedings{amano94b_icslp,
  author={Shigeaki Amano},
  title={{Perception of time-compressed/expanded Japanese words depends on the number of perceived phonemes}},
  year=1994,
  booktitle={Proc. 3rd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1994)},
  pages={1415--1418}
}