Ganong effects for frequency may not be robust

Stephen Politzer-Ahles, Ka Keung Lee, Lue Shen

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The Ganong effect - more identifications of a certain phoneme in a context where that phoneme would yield a real word than a context where that phoneme would yield a pseudoword - has been widely replicated. Few studies, however, have tested whether this effect occurs for frequency contrasts. In the present study, participants' likelihood of identifying an ambiguous sound as aspirated was tested in acoustically identical continua in contexts where the identification of the sound as aspirated would either yield a lower- or higher-frequency word than the identification of the sound as unaspirated would. No frequency-based Ganong effect was found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)EL37-EL42
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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