This publication contains reports on research that members of the phonetic research seminar have conducted during the fall and spring semesters of 1978 and 1979. The participants are either enrolled in the phonetic doctoral program or are third semester students of phonetics.

PERILUS I (16132 Kb)

Contents of PERILUS I

1. Introduction

Björn Lindblom and James Lubker

2. Some Issues in Research on the Perception of Steadystate Vowels

Vowel identification and spectral slope.
Eva Agelfors and Mary Gräslund

Why does [a] change to [0] when FO is increased?: Interplay between harmonic structure and formant frequency in the perception of vowel quality.
Åke Florén

Analysis and prediction of difference limen data for formant frequencies.
Lennart Nord and Eva Sventelius

Vowel identification as a function of increasing fundamental frequency.
Elisabet Tenenholtz

Essentials of a psychoacoustic model of spectral matching.
Hartmut Traunmüller

3. On the Perceptual Role of Dynamic Features in the Speech Signal

Interaction between spectral and durational cues in Swedish vowel contrasts.
Anette Bishop and Gunilla Edlund

On the distribution of [h] in the languages of the world: Is the rarity of syllable final [h] due to an asymmetry of backward and forward masking.
Eva Holmberg and Alan Gibson

On the function of formant transitions.
- I. Formant frequency target vs. rate of change in vowel identification.
Karin Holmgren
- II. Perception of steady state vs. dynamic vowel sounds in noise.
Karin Holmgren

Artificially clipped syllables and the role of formant transitions in consonant perception. 
Hartmut Traunmüller

4 . Prososdy and Top Down Processing

The importance of timing and fundamental frequency contour information in the perception of prosodic categories.
Bertil Lyberg

Speech perception in noise and the evaluation of language proficiency.
Alan C. Sheats

5. Blod - A Block Diagram Simulator

Peter Branderud