LINGUIST List 15.2612

Mon Sep 20 2004

Qs: Decision Lexical Task/Voiceless Onset

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  1. Nathalie Decoppet, Initial voiceless stop consonant duration

Message 1: Initial voiceless stop consonant duration

Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 04:54:13 -0400 (EDT)
From: Nathalie Decoppet <decoppetisc.cnrs.fr>
Subject: Initial voiceless stop consonant duration

For a decision lexical task with japanese speakers, we have created a
program which allow the measure of reaction time from the beginning of
spoken words. The problem is that, in the case of voiceless stop
consonant, the detection is made at the burst of the consonant. In
order to obtain correct reaction times, we want to evaluate the
duration of the closure and it's not possible to split this from the
preceding silence.

We are looking for any method allowing to evaluate the closure
duration of initial voiceless stop consonants.

We wonder if it would be possible to estimate the initial closure
duration from the corresponding closure in intervocalic location.

Thank you,

Nathalie Decoppet & Christelle Dodane. 
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