Speech Perception Under Conditions of Spectral Transformation: I. Phonetic Characteristics Subjects learned to converse with each other when their speech had been spectrally rotated, such that high-frequency energy became low-frequency and vice versa. This transformation destroyed the intelligibility initially, but some subjects learned to comprehend transformed speech. The perceptual basis of the transformation is discussed with a particular emphasis placed ... Research Article
Research Article  |   March 01, 1972
Speech Perception Under Conditions of Spectral Transformation: I. Phonetic Characteristics
 
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  • Barry Blesser
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Research Article   |   March 01, 1972
Speech Perception Under Conditions of Spectral Transformation: I. Phonetic Characteristics
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1972, Vol. 15, 5-41. doi:10.1044/jshr.1501.05
History: Received November 30, 1970
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1972, Vol. 15, 5-41. doi:10.1044/jshr.1501.05
History: Received November 30, 1970

Subjects learned to converse with each other when their speech had been spectrally rotated, such that high-frequency energy became low-frequency and vice versa. This transformation destroyed the intelligibility initially, but some subjects learned to comprehend transformed speech. The perceptual basis of the transformation is discussed with a particular emphasis placed on phonemes and phonetic features. Learning to understand spectrally transformed speech cannot be explained on the basis of phoneme behavior.

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