Pitch, perceived duration and auditory biases: comparison among languages

Šimko, Juraj; Aalto, Daniel; Lippus, Pärtel; Włodarczak, Marcin; Vainio, Martti (2015). Pitch, perceived duration and auditory biases: comparison among languages. In: Wolters, Maria; Livingstone, Judy; Beattie, Bernie; Smith, Rachel; MacMahon, Mike; Stuart-Smith, Jan (Ed.). Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (1−5).. Glasgow: University of Glasgow.
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Šimko, Juraj; Aalto, Daniel; Lippus, Pärtel; Włodarczak, Marcin; Vainio, Martti
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Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences
Wolters, Maria; Livingstone, Judy; Beattie, Bernie; Smith, Rachel; MacMahon, Mike; Stuart-Smith, Jan
Glasgow
University of Glasgow
978-0-85261-941-4
2015
15
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3.4. Artiklid/ettekanded, mis on avaldatud valdkonda 3.1. mittekuuluvates konverentsikogumikes

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In addition to fundamental frequency height, its movement is also generally assumed to lengthen the perceived duration of syllable-like sounds. The lengthening effect has been observed for some languages (US English, French, Swiss German, Japanese) but reported to be absent for another (Thai, Latin American Spanish, German). In this work, native speakers of Estonian, Finnish, Mandarin and Swedish performed a two-alternative forced choice duration discrimination experiment with pairs of complex tones varying in several acoustic dimensions. According to a logistic regres- sion analysis, the duration judgements are affected by intensity, f0 level, and f0 movement for all lan- guages, but the strength of these influences varies across languages and a pattern revealed by the rel- ative strengths correlates with phonological proper- ties of the languages. The findings are discussed in the light of current hypotheses of the origin of pitch modulation of perceived duration.