Accession Number:

AD0668497

Title:

INTERCONSONANTAL DIFFERENCES.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

OHIO STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLUMBUS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-04-04

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

Twenty-four consonants that occur initially in English syllables spoken in pairs of contrasting syllables, as pi-bi, pi-mi...pi-ji, be-pe, be-me...be-je, ja-pa, ja-ma...ja-wa.... Each row contained 24 pairs of syllables including a pair in which the syllable was repeated a row contained one of five vowels, i, e, a, o, u, and there were 24 rows, one for each initial consonant. A different speaker read and recorded each row of syllables. Twenty-four listeners heard the recorded syllables and assigned to each pair a numerical evaluation of sameness in sound. This was in keeping with the psychophysical method of magnitude estimation. The pooled judgments of the listeners were subjected to a factor analysis. They were also scaled in terms of sameness disparity in sound. The twelve factors that were isolated tended to accord prominence to place of articulation, to glide-like characteristics, and to the intensity-duration of friction in categorizing consonanats in terms of sameness in sound. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Linguistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE