Perceptual differences in categorization of speech sounds by Norwegian/English bilinguals

Authors

  • Audny T. Dypvik Dept. of Psychology, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive, N.W., Calgary, Alta. T2N 1N4, Canada
  • Elzbieta B. Slawinski Dept. of Psychology, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive, N.W., Calgary, Alta. T2N 1N4, Canada

Keywords:

Computer aided software engineering, Computer simulation, Natural language processing systems, Speech analysis, Speech processing, Speech recognition, Speech synthesis, Articulatory synthesizer, Bilinguals, Phoneme, Speech categorization, Speech perception

Abstract

Bilingual immigrants face unique challenges in every-day living. They perceive acoustically identical stimuli differently depending on the language being stimuli differently depending on the language being processed at the time and the extent of this perceptual difference is related to the timing and extent of exposure to the second language. It is proposed that because /v/ and /w/ are allophones in the Norwegian language, English phonemic boundaries of bilingual listeners between /v/ and /w/ will vary from those of English speakers.

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Published

2003-09-01

How to Cite

1.
Dypvik AT, Slawinski EB. Perceptual differences in categorization of speech sounds by Norwegian/English bilinguals. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2003 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Oct. 28];31(3):48-9. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1544

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Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada