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Query:   Orthography & segmentation of spoken language
Author:  Rajaa Aquil
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Phonology

Summary:   RE: (LINGUIST 14.372)

I RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING RESPONSES:

STUDIES ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ORTHOGRAPHY AND SPEECH PRODUCTION WELLS, S. (1995). A SPEECH ERROR INVESTIGATION OF THE IMPACT OF ORTHOGRAPHY ON JAPANESE SPEECH PRODUCTION. PAPERS FROM THE 31ST REGIONAL MEETING OF THE CHICAGO LINGUISTICS SOCIETY. CHICAGO: UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS. 478-89

STUDIES ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ORTHOGRAPHY AND PHONEME AWARENESS READ, C. A., ZHANG, Y., NIE, H., & DING, B. (1987). THE ABILITY TO MANIPULATE SPEECH SOUNDS DEPENDS ON KNOWING ALPHABETIC READING. COGNITION, 24, 31-44. AUTHORS FOUND THAT PRIOR LEARNING OF ROMAN/LATIN ALPHABET AFFECTED CHINESE SPEAKERS' PERFORMANCE IN CERTAIN PHONEMIC AWARENESS TASKS.

STUDIES ON CHILDREN'S SEGMENTATION OF SENTENCES LEONG,C. K. (1991). >FROM PHONEMIC AWARENESS TO PHONOLOGICAL PROCESSING TO LANGUAGE ACCESS IN CHILDREN DEVELOPING READING PROFICIENCY. IN D. J. SAWYER & B. J. FOX (EDS.), PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS IN READING: THE EVOLUTION OF CURRENT PERSPECTIVES. NEW YORK: SPRINGER-VERLAG. MANN, V. A. (1986). PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS: THE ROLE OF READING EXPERIENCE. COGNITION, 24, 65-92.

BOTH OF THE STUDIES FOUND THAT JAPANESE CHILDREN CAN SEGMENT INTOSYLLABLES AND NOT PHONEMES AS A RESULT OF THEIR SYLLABLE-BASED WRITING SYSTEM.

PHONEME MONITORING STUDIES

OOIJEN, B. VAN, CUTLER, A. & NORRIS, D. (1992). DETECTION OF VOWELS AND CONSONANTS WITH MINIMAL ACOUSTIC VARIATION. SPEECH COMMUNICATION, 11, 101-108 (IN ENGLISH)

AUTHORS FOUND THAT WORDS SUCH AS MUSIC, PEW, FUSE ([MUUZIK], [PJU], [FJUZ]), WHICH INCLUDE PHONEMES WITH NO REFLECTION IN THE ORTHOGRAPHY ARE OFTEN MISSED.

CUTLER, A., OOIJEN, B. VAN, NORRIS, D. & SANCHEZ-CASAS, R. (1996). SPEEDED DETECTION OF VOWELS: A CROSS-LINGUISTIC STUDY. PERCEPTION & PSYCHOPHYSICS, 58, 807-822.

THIS STUDY SHOWED EVIDENCE THAT SCHWA IS MUCH HARDER TO DETECT THAN FULL VOWELS.

CUTLER, A., TREIMAN, R. & OOIJEN, B. VAN (1998). ORTHOGRAFIK INKONCISTENSY EPHEKTS IN FONEME DETEKTION? PROCEEDINGS OF THE FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SPOKEN LANGUAGE PROCESSING, SYDNEY, DECEMBER; VOL. 6, PP. 2783-2786.

THE AUTHORS FOUND THAT ORTHOGRAPHIC CONSISTENCY IN ENGLISH HAD NO EFFECT IN PHONEME MONITORING WHETHER THE TARGET SOUND WAS CONSISTENT OR NOT (E.G., [B] ALWAYS WRITTEN AS B OR NOT, [F] WRITTEN AS F OR PH) EXCEPT ONLY WHEN THE DISTRACTORS WERE FILLED WITH MANY UNUSUALLY SPELLED WORDS.

LL Issue: 14.491
Date Posted: 19-Feb-2003
Original Query: Read original query