Language-General Auditory-Visual Speech Perception: Thai-English and Japanese-English McGurk Effects.
Denis Burnham, Barbara Dodd
Multisens Res | Published : 2018
Cross-language McGurk Effects are used to investigate the locus of auditory-visual speech integration. Experiment 1 uses the fact that , as in 'sing', is phonotactically legal in word-final position in English and Thai, but in word-initial position only in Thai. English and Thai language participants were tested for 'n' perception from auditory [m]/visual  (A[m]V) in word-initial and -final positions. Despite English speakers' native language bias to label word-initial  as 'n', the incidence of 'n' percepts to A[m]V was equivalent for English and Thai speakers in final and initial positions. Experiment 2 used the facts that (i) [ð] as in 'that' is not present in Japanese, and (ii) ..View full abstract