Spondee Recognition Threshold as a Function of Set Size Recognition thresholds for spondaic words were obtained in normal listeners under conditions of varying set size. Six sets of spondees were derived from the 36-word corpus of a Northwestern University recording of CID W-1 spondaic words. One of these sets represented the full list of 36 spondees, whereas the remaining ... Research Article
Research Article  |   May 01, 1985
Spondee Recognition Threshold as a Function of Set Size
 
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Research Article   |   May 01, 1985
Spondee Recognition Threshold as a Function of Set Size
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1985, Vol. 50, 120-125. doi:10.1044/jshd.5002.120
History: Received January 12, 1984 , Accepted November 14, 1984
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1985, Vol. 50, 120-125. doi:10.1044/jshd.5002.120
History: Received January 12, 1984; Accepted November 14, 1984

Recognition thresholds for spondaic words were obtained in normal listeners under conditions of varying set size. Six sets of spondees were derived from the 36-word corpus of a Northwestern University recording of CID W-1 spondaic words. One of these sets represented the full list of 36 spondees, whereas the remaining five were comprised of 27, 18, 9, 6, and 3 spondees selected to be homogeneous in level and slope characteristics. Results revealed a systematic and reliable effect wherein mean threshold decreased from 19.1 dB SPL to 12.2 dB SPL as set size was reduced from 36 to 3 spondees. The data are consistent with past research on human information processing in that spondee recognition threshold increased linearly with the number of bits per stimulus.

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