Perception and production of syllable-initial English [r] and [l] by English and Japanese speakers

Authors

  • E.B. Slawinski Dept. of Pyschol., Calgary Univ., Alta., Canada

Keywords:

hearing, natural languages, speech, speech recognition, prevocalic position, Japanese adults, Japanese speakers

Abstract

As the Japanese language does not have a contrast between [r] and [l] in prevocalic position, these sounds are very difficult to be discriminated, both perceptually and productively, by Japanese adults, Japanese speakers, unlike native English speakers, do not perceive a synthesized [r-l] continuum categorically, and they do not make a distinction between those two sounds productively (Yamada and Tohkura, 1990). This study investigated how native speakers of Japanese, who are living in Canada for many years, perceive and produce Canadian English

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Published

1993-09-01

How to Cite

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Slawinski E. Perception and production of syllable-initial English [r] and [l] by English and Japanese speakers. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 1993 Sep. 1 [cited 2022 Sep. 29];21(3):45-6. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/767

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Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada