A follow-up investigation into the mechanisms that underlie improved recognition of dysarthric speech

Stephanie A. Borrie, Megan J. McAuliffe, Julie Liss, Greg A. O'Beirne, Tim J. Anderson

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    Differences in perceptual strategies for lexical segmentation of moderate hypokinetic dysarthric speech, apparently related to the conditions of the familiarization procedure, have been previously reported [Borrie, Language and Cognitive Processes (2012)]. The current follow-up investigation examined whether this difference was also observed when familiarization stimuli highlighted syllabic strength contrast cues. Forty listeners completed an identical transcription task following familiarization with dysarthric phrases presented under either passive or explicit learning conditions. Lexical boundary error patterns revealed that syllabic strength cues were exploited in both familiarization conditions. Comparisons with data previously reported afford further insight into perceptual learning of dysarthric speech.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)EL102-EL108
    JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - Aug 1 2012


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    • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
    • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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