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Linguistics Speech Laboratory

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A series of studies in modelling consonantal confusions, both by native English speakers and by non-native speakers. Project supported partially by NSF Grant BCS-04406540 (“Prosody in Cross-Language Production and Perception” from August ,2005 – August, 2009.





Silbert, N. H., de Jong, K., Thomas, R. D., & Townsend, J. T. (2009).  “Diagonal d-prime does not (always) Diagnose Failure of Separability: An Addendum to Kingston, Diehl, Kirk, and Castleman (2008).”  Journal of Phonetics, 37: 339-343.



Silbert, N.H., K.J. de Jong, J.J. Lentz, and J.T. Townsend (2009).  “Integration of Phonological Information in Obstruent Consonant Identification”. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 126: 4pSC18.



Hao, Y.C., and K.J. de Jong (2009).  “Confusion Direction Differences in Second Language Production and Perception.”  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 125: 2757, 4pSW35.






de Jong, K.J., Y.C. Hao, H. Park, and N.H. Silbert (2008).  “Novel-category Biases in Second Language Perception and Production.”  IULC Working Papers – Online, 8-09. Abstract also appears as “The ‘[+English]’ Effect in English Acquisition:  Novel Category Biases in Second Language Production and Perception.” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 123: 3332, 2pSCc53.






Silbert, N.H., and K. J. de Jong (2007).  “Response Bias, Type and Token Frequency, and Prosodic Context in Segment Identification.” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 122:3019, 3aSCa15.



Silbert, N.H., and K.D. de Jong (2007).  “Distinctive Features and Mathematical Models of Perception and Decision Making.”  Paper presented at the International Conference: Where do Features Come from?  Phonological Primitives in the Brain, the Mouth, and the Ear, 5 October, 2007, Sorbonne, Paris, France.



Silbert, N.H., and K.J. de Jong (2007). Laryngeal feature structure in 1st and 2nd language speech perception.  In J. Trouvain and W.J. Barry (eds.), ICPhS XVI (pp. 1901 - 1905).






Silbert, N.H., and K.J. de Jong (2006).  Phonological features and sub-categorical structure in speech perception.”  Paper presented at PhonologyFest 2006, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN., 24 June, 2006.



de Jong, K.J., and N. Silbert (2006).  On segmental factorability in second language learning. IULC Working Papers – Online, 6-02.  Also presented as paper B10 at the First ASA Workshop on Second Language Acquisition, 15 May, 2005, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.







Silbert, N, K.J. de Jong, and H. Park (2005).  “Linguistic Generalization in L2 Consonant Identification Accuracy:  a Preliminary Report.”  IULC Working Papers – Online, 5-01.






de Jong, K., Silbert, N., and Park, H.(2004). Segments and segmental properties in cross-language perception: Korean perception of English obstruents in various prosodic locations. Poster presented at the 147th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, New York, New York. Session number is 2pSC8.




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