Morrison, Geoffrey; Kondaurova, Maria V.
Example of a typical second-language (L2) speech perception experiment: Synthetic vowel stimuli from a two-dimensional grid of points in which acoustic properties vary systematically in duration and spectral properties are classified as English /i/ or /I/ by L2-English listeners. In a number of studies, the data from such experiments have been analyzed using endpoint-difference scores or discriminant analysis. The current letter describes theoretical problems inherent in the first procedure in...[Show more]
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