Accession Number : AD0668497

Title :   INTERCONSONANTAL DIFFERENCES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLUMBUS

Personal Author(s) : Black,John W.

Report Date : 04 APR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : Twenty-four consonants that occur initially in English syllables spoken in pairs of contrasting syllables, as /pi-bi/, /pi-mi/.../pi-ji/, /be-pe/, /be-me/.../be-je/, /ja-pa/, /ja-ma/.../ja-wa/.... Each row contained 24 pairs of syllables including a pair in which the syllable was repeated; a row contained one of five vowels, /i, e, a, o, u/, and there were 24 rows, one for each initial consonant. A different speaker read and recorded each row of syllables. Twenty-four listeners heard the recorded syllables and assigned to each pair a numerical evaluation of 'sameness in sound.' This was in keeping with the psychophysical method of magnitude estimation. The pooled judgments of the listeners were subjected to a factor analysis. They were also scaled in terms of 'sameness disparity' in sound. The twelve factors that were isolated tended to accord prominence to place of articulation, to glide-like characteristics, and to the intensity-duration of friction in categorizing consonanats in terms of 'sameness in sound.' (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LINGUISTICS, FACTOR ANALYSIS), SPEECH RECOGNITION, PHONETICS, PSYCHOACOUSTICS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES

Subject Categories : Linguistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE