Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info

New from Oxford University Press!


May I Quote You on That?

By Stephen Spector

A guide to English grammar and usage for the twenty-first century, pairing grammar rules with interesting and humorous quotations from American popular culture.

New from Cambridge University Press!


The Cambridge Handbook of Endangered Languages

Edited By Peter K. Austin and Julia Sallabank

This book "examines the reasons behind the dramatic loss of linguistic diversity, why it matters, and what can be done to document and support endangered languages."

Academic Paper

Title: Language-specific Differences in the Weighting of Perceptual Cues for Labiodentals
Author: Silke Hamann
Email: click here TO access email
Institution: University of Amsterdam
Author: Paul Boersma
Email: click here TO access email
Institution: University of Amsterdam
Author: Malgorzata E Cavar
Email: click here TO access email
Institution: Indiana University Bloomington
Linguistic Field: Language Acquisition; Linguistic Theories; Phonology; Psycholinguistics
Subject Language: Croatian
Abstract: Cross-language perception provides insight into the use of perceptual cues to native segments and their application to segments in a different language. In the present study we test the perception of the three Dutch labiodentals /f, v, ʋ/ by listeners of German, English, Croatian and Polish in a forced-choice identification/L/task. We test whether the perceptual boundaries on the auditory dimensions of harmonics-to-noise ratio and duration are more similar for listeners from the same language family (German and English versus Croatian and Polish) or whether these boundaries are more similar for listeners with the same number of/L/labial categories in their native languages (German and Croatian with four labials versus English and Polish with five). Our findings show that the same number of labial categories results in similar perceptual boundaries along the two auditory dimensions, and that language family does not influence the location of/L/the boundaries.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: In:, Wrembel, M., Kul, M., Dziubalska-Kolaczyk, K. (eds.), Achievements and Perspectives in SLA of Speech: New Sounds 2010. Vol. 1. 115-123.

Add a new paper
Return to Academic Papers main page
Return to Directory of Linguists main page