By Barbara Sinclair, Philip Prowse

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This outcome is the opposite of what would be expected from operant work on echoic behavior and dictation, where according to Lane (1964) the typical effect is overdiscrimination. As noted in the preceding section, more errors on " d " pairs occurred when the voiced member was in the first of the two CV : CV syllables than when it was in the second syllable. 5 reveals definitely more errors on /b : p / when / b / preceded / p / than when / p / preceded / b / in the pair, and likewise for the other stops.

08 \ i A>:b/ b /z:zj/ " ^ ^ ^ e 1 1-6 1 7-12 / s : c / /kjrxj/ l ι 13-18 19-24 LISTS Fig. 1 Learning curves for contrasts which appeared in all Lists 1-24: Exp. II. differences among /s : c/, /kj : xj/, /p : b / , and /z : zj/, both in initial difficulty (Lists 1 to 6) and in learning curve slopes. An interesting result is that much more learning occurred on /p : b / than on /s : c/; in fact, their curves cross in Fig. 1. This outcome is probably attributable to the fact that more stop than 40 LEARNING TO DISCRIMINATE RUSSIAN PHONEMES fricative : affricate contrasts were presented.

One place where this feature is distinctive in Russian is with initial consonants (for example, / p / : / b / . /t/ : /d/) and, as mentioned, we focused our attention on initial consonants in CV syllables. The contrast is also distinctive in other Slavic languages, as well as in English, although in English the distinction is somewhat subordinated, being a concomitant of the tense-lax opposition (Jakobson et al, 1952, p . 26). A brief discussion of the articulatory and acoustic properties of the stops is worthwhile, since stops were of primary interest in our first experiment.

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