ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Experimental Linguistics (ExLing 2008)

Athens, Greece
August 25-27, 2008

The Identification of the Place of Articulation in Coda Stops as a Function of the Preceding Vowel: A Cross-Linguistic Study

Man-ni Chu (1,2), Carlos Gussenhoven (2), Roeland van Hout (2)

(1) Department of Linguistics, National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan
(2) Department of Linguistics, Radboud Nijmegen University, the Netherlands

Three groups of listeners, one with a /p,t,k/ stop system in the syllable coda (Dutch), one with /p,k,?/ (ChaoShan) and one with / p,t,k,?/ (ZhangQuan) were asked to identify the final C in CVC-stimuli as one of the consonants [p,t,k,?]. Identification was affected by the nature of the coda C and the V. The identification of the bilabial stop significantly increases after /i/, that of the velar stop after /-a/ and that of the alveolar stop after /u/.

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Bibliographic reference.  Chu, Man-ni / Gussenhoven, Carlos / Hout, Roeland van (2008): "The identification of the place of articulation in coda stops as a function of the preceding vowel: a cross-linguistic study", In ExLing-2008, 69-72.