5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Sydney, Australia
November 30 - December 4, 1998

Articulability of Two Consecutive Morae in Japanese Speech Production: Evidence from Sound Exchange Errors in Spontaneous Speech

Yasushi Terao (1), Tadao Murata (2)

(1) Tokoha Gakuen College, Japan
(2) Kyusyu Institute of Technology, Japan

In the present study, we would like to discuss how the articulability of two consecutive morae plays an important role in the stage at which sound exchange errors occur. Our assumption is based on the analysis of Japanese sound exchange error data which have been collected from the spontaneous speech of adults and infants. We hypothesized that /dara/ in /kadara/(error form) was more articulable than /rada/ in /karada/(correct form). Three experiments were carried out to confirm Phonological/phonetic characteristics of the unit were shown through the results of experiments and some related observations.

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Bibliographic reference.  Terao, Yasushi / Murata, Tadao (1998): "Articulability of two consecutive morae in Japanese speech production: evidence from sound exchange errors in spontaneous speech", In ICSLP-1998, paper 0435.