15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

Retention of Sounds at Phrase and Sentential Boundaries

June-ko Matsui

Meikai University, Japan

This study analyzes the accuracy of perception and retention of reduced, assimilated, deleted, and re-syllabified words before and after boundaries for Japanese English learners. The relative position of the boundary - whether sentence initial, sentence terminal, or sentence medially was checked to determine if perception and retention depends on distance from the boundary. The relative importance of the various factors are then considered and analyzed.

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Bibliographic reference.  Matsui, June-ko (2003): "Retention of sounds at phrase and sentential boundaries", In ICPhS-15, 1521-1524.