Perceptual Similarities and Minimal Phonemic Differences Given a single distinctive-feature disparity from a stimulus to each member of a pair of response consonants, different degrees of closeness between the stimulus and response consonants were tested perceptually under various experimental conditions. The findings indicated some stimulus-response relations not described by current distinctive-feature systems. Although all response-choices included ... Research Article
Research Article  |   March 01, 1971
Perceptual Similarities and Minimal Phonemic Differences
 
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  • Sadanand Singh
    Howard University, Washington, D.C.
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Research Article   |   March 01, 1971
Perceptual Similarities and Minimal Phonemic Differences
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1971, Vol. 14, 113-124. doi:10.1044/jshr.1401.113
History: Received September 12, 1969
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1971, Vol. 14, 113-124. doi:10.1044/jshr.1401.113
History: Received September 12, 1969

Given a single distinctive-feature disparity from a stimulus to each member of a pair of response consonants, different degrees of closeness between the stimulus and response consonants were tested perceptually under various experimental conditions. The findings indicated some stimulus-response relations not described by current distinctive-feature systems. Although all response-choices included in this experiment were minimally distinct from the stimulus, different degrees of perceptual distance were found.

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