Acoustic cues for the perception of place of articulation in aphasia. Blumstein, S. E; Tartter, V C; Nigro, G; and Statlender, S Brain and Language, 22(1):128-149.
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Two experiments assessed the abilities of aphasic patients and nonaphasic controls to perceive place of articulation in stop consonants. Experiment I explored labeling and discrimination of [ba, da, ga] continua varying in formant transitions with or without an appropriate burst onset appended to the transitions. Results showed general difficulty in perceiving place of articulation for the aphasic patients. Regardless of diagnostic category or auditory language comprehension score, discrimination ability was independent of labeling ability, and discrimination functions were similar to normals even in the context of failure to reliably label the stimuli. Further there was less variability in performance for stimuli with bursts than without bursts. Experiment II measured the effects of lengthening the formant transitions on perception of place of articulation in stop consonants and on the perception of auditory analogs to the speech stimuli. Lengthening the transitions failed to improve performance for either the speech or nonspeech stimuli, and in some cases, reduced performance level. No correlation was observed between the patient's ability to perceive the speech and nonspeech stimuli.
@article{blumstein_acoustic_1984,
	Author = {Blumstein, Sheila E and Tartter, V C and Nigro, G and Statlender, S},
	Date = {1984},
	Date-Modified = {2017-04-19 08:04:06 +0000},
	Doi = {10.1016/0093-934X(84)90083-X},
	Issn = {0093934X},
	Journal = {Brain and Language},
	Keywords = {aphasia, clinical, clinical phonetics, consonants, neurolinguistics, segmental, speech perception, stops},
	Number = {1},
	Pages = {128-149},
	Pmid = {6202359},
	Title = {Acoustic cues for the perception of place of articulation in aphasia},
	Volume = {22},
	Abstract = {Two experiments assessed the abilities of aphasic patients and nonaphasic controls to perceive place of articulation in stop consonants. Experiment I explored labeling and discrimination of [ba, da, ga] continua varying in formant transitions with or without an appropriate burst onset appended to the transitions. Results showed general difficulty in perceiving place of articulation for the aphasic patients. Regardless of diagnostic category or auditory language comprehension score, discrimination ability was independent of labeling ability, and discrimination functions were similar to normals even in the context of failure to reliably label the stimuli. Further there was less variability in performance for stimuli with bursts than without bursts. Experiment II measured the effects of lengthening the formant transitions on perception of place of articulation in stop consonants and on the perception of auditory analogs to the speech stimuli. Lengthening the transitions failed to improve performance for either the speech or nonspeech stimuli, and in some cases, reduced performance level. No correlation was observed between the patient's ability to perceive the speech and nonspeech stimuli.},
	Bdsk-Url-1 = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0093-934X(84)90083-X}}
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