ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000
ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000

Factors affecting native Japanese speakers' production of intrusive (epenthetic) vowels in English words

Keiichi Tajima, Donna Erickson, Kyoko Nagao

A salient characteristic of English spoken by native Japanese is th tendency to produce intrusive vowels between consonants or following word-final consonants (e.g., English \stress" as /su.to.re.su/). This study conducted speech analysis of a large set of Japanese-accented English utterances to evaluate the effects of various factors on vowel epenthesis. Results reveal effects of speaking rate and phonetic environment, but little effect of word familiarity and frequency.


Cite as: Tajima, K., Erickson, D., Nagao, K. (2000) Factors affecting native Japanese speakers' production of intrusive (epenthetic) vowels in English words. Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000), vol. 3, 558-561

@inproceedings{tajima00_icslp,
  author={Keiichi Tajima and Donna Erickson and Kyoko Nagao},
  title={{Factors affecting native Japanese speakers' production of intrusive (epenthetic) vowels in English words}},
  year=2000,
  booktitle={Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000)},
  pages={vol. 3, 558-561}
}