Reduced efficiency of audiovisual integration for nonnative speech

Han Gyol Yi, Jasmine E.B. Phelps, Rajka Smiljanic, Bharath Chandrasekaran*

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The role of visual cues in native listeners' perception of speech produced by nonnative speakers has not been extensively studied. Native perception of English sentences produced by native English and Korean speakers in audio-only and audiovisual conditions was examined. Korean speakers were rated as more accented in audiovisual than in the audio-only condition. Visual cues enhanced word intelligibility for native English speech but less so for Korean-accented speech. Reduced intelligibility of Korean-accented audiovisual speech was associated with implicit visual biases, suggesting that listener-related factors partially influence the efficiency of audiovisual integration for nonnative speech perception.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)EL387-EL393
Journaljournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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