How human speech recognition is affected by phonological diversity among languages
How human speech recognition is affected by phonological diversity among languages. In R. Togneri (Ed.
), Proceedings of the fifth Australian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology: Vol. 1
(pp. 285-288). Canberra: Australian Speech Science and Technology Association.
Listeners process spoken language in ways which are adapted to the phonological structure of their native language. As a consequence, non-native speakers do not listen to a language in the same way as native speakers; moreover, listeners may use their native language listening procedures inappropriately with foreign input. With sufficient experience, however, it may be possible to inhibit this latter (counter-productive) behavior.