Recognition of spoken words in the continuous speech: Effects of transitional probability

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Abstract

Do Cantonese listeners really use phonotactics information in the segmentation process of Cantonese continuous speech? Because some phoneme transitions across Cantonese syllables occur much more often than the others, the transitional probability may cue the locations of possible syllable boundaries in Cantonese speech. Two syllable-spotting experiments were conducted. Results clearly indicated that listeners would find it easier to spot the target syllable in the nonsense sound sequence, which consisted of high transitional probability phoneme combinations than the low transitional probability phoneme combinations across syllables. These results imply that Cantonese listeners are sensitive to the probabilistic phonotactic information across syllable boundaries during spoken language segmentation. Copyright © 2000 International Speech Communication Association.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2000
Place of PublicationBeijing
PublisherChina Military Friendship Publish
Pages758-761
ISBN (Electronic)7801501144, 9787801501141
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Citation

Yip, M. C. W. (2000). Recognition of spoken words in the continuous speech: Effects of transitional probability. In 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2000 (pp. 758-761). Beijing: China Military Friendship Publish.

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