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Speech Perception from lecture 5

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Department
Linguistics
Course
LINA02H3
Professor
Chandan Narayan
Semester
Summer

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Speech Perception 18:55 Lecture 5 Speech Perception -The how, what and why we perceive (discriminate and identify) speech sounds the way we do The difference between a b and p in acoustics -Alvin Liberman- in understanding the relationship between acoustics and speech perception, used a pattern playback machine- discovered difference between b and p based on certain acoustics Categorical Perception Continuous function we force stimuli into categories -We divide up the continuous signal into discrete categories Success of speech communication= suggests that speakers must have shared knowledge about how to categorize continuous speech signals into speech categories Speech sounds are reducible to a set of acoustic features Air molecules vibrating at a specific frequency- the fr
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