The effect of phoneme distribution on perceptual similarity in English
|Title:||The effect of phoneme distribution on perceptual similarity in English||Authors:||O'Neill, E. (Emma); Carson-Berndsen, Julie||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/11508||Date:||19-Sep-2019||Online since:||2020-08-27T11:48:06Z||Abstract:||This paper investigates the extent to which native speaker perceptions regarding the similarity between phonemes of English are influenced by their distributional properties. A similarity hierarchy model based on the distribution of consonantal phonemes in the English language was generated by creating phoneme-embeddings from contextual information. We compare this to similarity models based on phonological feature theory and on native speaker perception. Characteristics of the perception-based model are shown to appear in the distribution-based model whilst not being captured by the feature-based model. This not only provides evidence of similarity perceptions being influenced by distributional properties but is an argument for incorporating distributional information alongside phonological features when modelling perceptual similarity.||Type of material:||Conference Publication||Publisher:||ISCA||Copyright (published version):||2019 ISCA||Keywords:||Phonology; Phenome similarity; Distribution; Perception||DOI:||10.21437/Interspeech.2019-3042||Other versions:||https://www.interspeech2019.org/||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed||Is part of:||The 20th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2019): Crossroads of Speech and Language||Conference Details:||The 20th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2019), Graz, Austria, 15-19 September 2019||ISBN:||9781615676927|
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