Accession Number : AD0761550

Title :   On the Nature of Categorical Perception of Speech Sounds.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR

Personal Author(s) : Pisoni,David Bob

Report Date : 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : Current theories of speech perception emphasize that the perception of speech sounds may involve processes that are in some way basically different from the processes involved in the perception of other sounds. One finding is a difference in perception between synthetic stop consonants and steady-state vowels. The primary goal of the investigation was to examine the differences between categorical and continuous perception and to evaluate three different explanations for the phenomena of categorical perception. Six experiments are reported.

Descriptors :   (*SPEECH RECOGNITION, AUDITORY ACUITY), (*AUDITORY PERCEPTION, *SPEECH), THEORY, SOUND, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), TEST METHODS, THESES

Subject Categories : Voice Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE