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Title: Effects of linguistic experience on the perception of high-variability non-native tones
Authors: Chang, YHS
Yao, Y 
Huang, BH
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Acoustical Society of America
Source: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2017, v. 141, no. 2, p. EL120-EL126 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 
Abstract: Whether tone language experience facilitates non-native tone perception is an area of research that previously yielded conflicting results, potentially because of the lack of systematical control of speaker normalization effects across studies. Under a high-variability testing condition with controlled speaker normalization cues, Cantonese (native controls), Mandarin (Cantonese-naive tone listeners), and English (non-tone listeners) listeners identified three Cantonese level tones. The results indicate a facilitatory effect of tone experience on non-native tone perception when normalization for inter-speaker variation is required.
ISSN: 0001-4966
EISSN: 1520-8524
DOI: 10.1121/1.4976037
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