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dc.contributor.authorDocherty, Gerard J
dc.contributor.authorLangstrof, Christian
dc.contributor.authorFoulkes, Paul
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:21:48Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:21:48Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.issn0024-3949
dc.identifier.doi10.1515/ling-2013-0014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/55345
dc.description.abstractThis paper reports the results of an experimental study designed to investigate how listeners learn to create new associations between phonetic properties of the speech signal and external social referents. Very little is known of how this learning takes place in children, and it is a particularly challenging area to study given the difficulty in controlling some of the variables which are likely to be important factors in children's learning of the productive and interpretative dimensions of social-indexical phonetic variation. Thus, in this study, we focus on adult listeners in order to develop a sense of how adults might approach this learning task, and also to test out a method for probing this form of learning in a controlled fashion. 49 participants were trained on new patterns of social-indexical variability and, in a subsequent test phase, we assessed the extent to which this training led the listeners to acquire new associations between specific realizational variants and the social categories with which they have been associated in the training material. Results are reported from four experimental conditions which provided listeners with a range of different learning tasks. Our findings suggest that learning of novel sociophonetic associations can be achieved as the result of a relatively short amount of exposure to training material incorporating the new association, but that the success with which learning takes place is dependent on a number of factors such as the nature of the criterial variable and individual learner variation.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherDe Gruyter Mouton
dc.publisher.placeGermany
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom355
dc.relation.ispartofpageto380
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalLinguistics
dc.relation.ispartofvolume51
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive and computational psychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLinguistics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociolinguistics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode5204
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4704
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode470411
dc.titleListener evaluation of sociophonetic variability: Probing constraints and capabilities
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.rights.copyright© 2013 Walter de Gruyter & Co. KG Publishers. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2015-04-10T00:51:40Z
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gro.griffith.authorDocherty, Gerry


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