Fourth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Madrid, Spain
September 18-21, 1995

Inter-Language Differences in the Mcgurk Effect for Dutch and Cantonese Listeners

Beatrice de Gelder (1), Paul Bertelson (1), Jean Vroomen (2), Hsuan Chin Chen (3)

(1) Wilburg University
(2) Université Libre de Bruxelles
(3) Chinese University of HongKong

A group of Dutch and Cantonese listeners were compared on a audio-visual speech perception task. Using video techniques, lipmovements of syllables were dubbed on a speech signal such that the heard and seen place of articulation did not match [4]. The Cantonese participants were more influenced by vision than the Dutch. We suggest that the phonological repertoire has an influence on audio-visual speech perception.

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Bibliographic reference.  Gelder, Beatrice de / Bertelson, Paul / Vroomen, Jean / Chen, Hsuan Chin (1995): "Inter-language differences in the mcgurk effect for dutch and Cantonese listeners", In EUROSPEECH-1995, 1699-1702.