Perceptual development in the categorization of pitch accent contrasts in children and adults

Title
Perceptual development in the categorization of pitch accent contrasts in children and adults
Author(s)
김정선
Keywords
lexical pitch accent; categorical labeling; Kyungsang; Cholla; identification task
Issue Date
201109
Publisher
한국음성학회
Citation
말소리와 음성과학, v.3, no.3, pp.11 - 18
Abstract
This paper examines the categorical labeling of lexical pitch accent contrasts in North Kyungsang and South Cholla Korean listeners. It focuses specifically on investigating whether the pitch accent perception of adults and children has a dialect-specific effect. To evaluate the development of perceptual identification, slopes, intercepts, and positions at categorical boundaries were computed using a logistic regression function. The results showed that differences in slopes and intercepts were significant between North Kyungsang child and adult listeners, but the same was not the case for the positions at boundaries. As far as South Cholla child and adult listeners were concerned, there was a significant difference in slopes, but not intercepts and positions at boundaries. In the present study, the comparison of intercepts and slopes at the boundaries indicated developmental differences between North Kyungsang adult and child listeners. This improvement in categorical proportion seems to be a result of developmental changes in categorical perception. For South Cholla adult and child listeners, however, perception of the non-native contrast becomes less categorical.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/YU.REPOSITORY/24520
ISSN
2005-8063
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