Listener-Oriented Consequences of Predictability-Based Acoustic Adjustment

  • This paper investigated whether predictability-based adjustments in production have listener-oriented consequences in perception. By manipulating the acoustic features of a target syllable in different predictability contexts in German, we tested 40 listeners’ perceptual preference for the manipulation. Four source words underwent acoustic modifications on the target syllable. Our results revealed a general preference for the original (unmodified) version over the modified one. However, listeners generally favored the unmodified version more when the source word had a higher predictable context compared to a less predictable one. The results showed that predictability-based adjustments have perceptual consequences and that listeners have predictability-based expectations in perception.

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Author:Omnia Ibrahim, Ivan Yuen, Wei Xue, Bistra Andreeva, Bernd Möbius
Parent Title (German):Elektronische Sprachsignalverarbeitung 2024, Tagungsband der 35. Konferenz, Regensburg, 6.-8. März 2024
Place of publication:Dresden
Editor:Timo Baumann
Document Type:conference proceeding (article)
Year of first Publication:2024
Publishing Institution:Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
Release Date:2024/03/08
First Page:196
Last Page:202
Andere Schriftenreihe:Studientexte zur Sprachkommunikation ; 107
Institutes:Fakultät Informatik und Mathematik
research focus:Information und Kommunikation
Licence (German):Keine Lizenz - Es gilt das deutsche Urheberrecht: § 53 UrhG