The effect of adventitious deafness on the perception and production of voice onset time in Thai: A case study

Arlene Earley Carney, Jack Gandour, Soranee Holasuit Petty, Amy M. Robbins, Wendy Myres, Richard Miyamoto

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Abstract

The perception and production of voice onset time (VOT) was investigated in a Thai patient with an adventitious, profound sensorineural heating loss. Thai exhibits a three-category voicing distinction for bilabial (/b, p, ph/) and alveolar (/d, t, th/) stops, and a two-category distinction for velar (/k, kh/) stops. VOT perception was measured in labeling responses to synthetic speech continua differing in VOT; VOT production was measured in word-initial stops of words produced in isolation. These measurements were compared with previously published VOT data for normal-hearing Thai speakers. The results of acoustic analyses of this subject's productions suggested only minor articulatory perturbations, and the target phonemes were generally identified accurately by normal listeners.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-282
Number of pages10
JournalLanguage and speech
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1988

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Keywords

  • Thai
  • deafness
  • voice onset time

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