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Front. Psychol., 30 March 2016 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00479

Corrigendum: Differential Difficulties in Perception of Tashlhiyt Berber Consonant Quantity Contrasts by Native Tashlhiyt Listeners vs. Berber-Naïve French Listeners

  • 1Laboratoire Phonétique et Phonologie, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, France
  • 2Laboratoire Mémoire et Cognition, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Paris, France
  • 3Haskins Laboratories, New Haven, CT, USA
  • 4MARCS Institute and School of Humanities and Communication Arts, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia

A Corrigendum on
Differential Difficulties in Perception of Tashlhiyt Berber Consonant Quantity Contrasts by Native Tashlhiyt Listeners vs. Berber-Naïve French Listeners

by Hallé, P. A., Ridouane, R., and Best, C. (2016). Front. Psychol. 7:209. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00209

One sentence went wrong in the last paragraph of the Introduction section: “The acoustic substance …varied from silence (word-final voiceless stops: e.g., fit-fitt), to low-intensity voicing murmur (word-initial voiced stops: e.g., bi-bbi), with strident frication (word-initial fricatives: e.g., sir-ssir) in between.” The sentence should be: “The acoustic substance …varied from silence (word-final voiceless stops: e.g., fit-fitt), to strident frication (word-initial fricatives: e.g., sir-ssir), with low-intensity voicing murmur (word-initial voiced stops: e.g., bi-bbi), in between.” Indeed, our initial hypothesis is that French listeners' performance on singleton-geminate contrasts follows the critical segments' acoustic intensity. Thus, under this hypothesis, the prediction that “French listeners should encounter the greatest difficulty with voiceless stops (silence) and the least difficulty with voiceless fricatives (strident frication)” only makes sense if the ordering of the three types of segments is explained as corrected. This correction of course does not affect the scientific validity of the results.

Author Contributions

All authors listed, have contributed to this corrigendum and approved it for publication.

Conflict of Interest Statement

The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.

Keywords: non-native speech perception, Tashlhiyt Berber, French, geminate obstruents, timing perception

Citation: Hallé PA, Ridouane R and Best CT (2016) Corrigendum: Differential Difficulties in Perception of Tashlhiyt Berber Consonant Quantity Contrasts by Native Tashlhiyt Listeners vs. Berber-Naïve French Listeners. Front. Psychol. 7:479. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00479

Received: 11 March 2016; Accepted: 18 March 2016;
Published: 30 March 2016.

Edited and reviewed by: Sophie Dufour, Aix-Marseille University, France

Copyright © 2016 Hallé, Ridouane and Best. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

*Correspondence: Pierre A. Hallé, pierre.halle@univ-paris3.fr