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Special issue on non-native speech perception in adverse conditions
CALL FOR PAPERS
CALL FOR PAPERS: SPECIAL ISSUE OF SPEECH COMMUNICATION
NON-NATIVE SPEECH PERCEPTION IN ADVERSE CONDITIONS: IMPERFECT KNOWLEDGE,
Much work in phonetics and speech perception has focused on
doubly-optimal conditions, in which the signal reaching listeners is
unaffected by distorting influences and in which listeners possess
native competence in the sound system. However, in practice, these
idealised conditions are rarely met. The processes of speech production
and perception thus have to account for imperfections in the state of
knowledge of the interlocutor as well as imperfections in the signal
received. In noisy settings, these factors combine to create
particularly adverse conditions for non-native listeners.
The purpose of the Special Issue is to assemble the latest research on
perception in adverse conditions with special reference to non-native
communication. The special issue will bring together, interpret and
extend the results emerging from current research carried out by
engineers, psychologists and phoneticians, such as the general frailty
of some sounds for both native and non-native listeners and the strong
non-native disadvantage experienced for categories which are apparently
equivalent in the listeners' native and target languages.
Papers describing novel research on non-native speech perception in
adverse conditions are welcomed, from any perspective including the
following. We especially welcome interdisciplinary contributions.
• models and theories of L2 processing in noise
• informational and energetic masking
• role of attention and processing load
• effect of noise type and reverberation
• inter-language phonetic distance
• audiovisual interactions in L2
• perception-production links
• the role of fine phonetic detail
Maria Luisa Garcia Lecumberri (Department of English, University of the
Basque Country, Vitoria, Spain).
Martin Cooke (Ikerbasque and Department of Electrical & Electronic
Engineering, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain).
Anne Cutler (Max-Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The
Netherlands and MARCS Auditory Laboratories, Sydney, Australia).
Full papers should be submitted by 31st July 2009
Authors should consult the "guide for authors", available online at
http://www.elsevier.com/locate/specom, for information about the
preparation of their manuscripts. Papers should be submitted via
http://ees.elsevier.com/specom, choosing "Special Issue: non-native
speech perception" as the article type. If you are a first time user of
the system, please register yourself as an author. Prospective authors
are welcome to contact the guest editors for more details of the Special