volume 36, issue 2, P239-249 2008
DOI: 10.1016/j.wocn.2007.06.001
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Taehong Cho, James M. McQueen

Abstract: AbstractThis study tests whether potential differences in the perceptual robustness of speech sounds influence continuous-speech processes. Two phoneme-monitoring experiments examined place assimilation in Korean. In Experiment 1, Koreans monitored for targets which were either labials (/p,m/) or alveolars (/t,n/), and which were either unassimilated or assimilated to a following /k/ in two-word utterances. Listeners detected unaltered (unassimilated) labials faster and more accurately than assimilated labial…

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