ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009

Three-way laryngeal categorization of Japanese, French, English and Chinese plosives by Korean speakers

Tomohiko Ooigawa, Shigeko Shinohara

Korean has a three-way laryngeal contrast in oral stops. This paper reports perception patterns of plosives of Japanese, French, English and Chinese by Korean speakers. In Korean loanwords, laryngeal contrasts of Japanese, French, and English plosives show distinct patterns. To test whether perception explains the loanword patterns, we selected languages with different acoustic properties and carried out perception tests. Our results reveal discrepancies between the phonological adaptation and the acoustic perception patterns.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-509

Cite as: Ooigawa, T., Shinohara, S. (2009) Three-way laryngeal categorization of Japanese, French, English and Chinese plosives by Korean speakers. Proc. Interspeech 2009, 1683-1686, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-509

@inproceedings{ooigawa09_interspeech,
  author={Tomohiko Ooigawa and Shigeko Shinohara},
  title={{Three-way laryngeal categorization of Japanese, French, English and Chinese plosives by Korean speakers}},
  year=2009,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2009},
  pages={1683--1686},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2009-509}
}