The role of the syllable in lexical segmentation in French: Word-spotting data.

Dumay, Nicolas and Frauenfelder, Uli and Content, Alain (2002) The role of the syllable in lexical segmentation in French: Word-spotting data. Brain and Language, 81 (1-3). pp. 144-161. ISSN 0093-934X . (Access to this publication is restricted)

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Abstract

Three word-spotting experiments assessed the role of syllable onsets and offsets in lexical segmentation. Participants detected CVC words embedded initially or finally in bisyllabic nonwords with aligned (CVC.CVC) or misaligned (CV.CCVC) syllabic structure. A misalignment between word and syllable onsets (Experiment 1) produced a greater perceptual cost than a misalignment between word and syllable offsets (Experiments 2 and 3). These results suggest that listeners rely on syllable onsets to locate the beginning of words. The implications for theories of lexical access in continuous speech are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: syllable; spoken word recognition; lexical segmentation; word-spotting
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Depositing User: Nicolas Dumay
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2009 08:39
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 01:42
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14930 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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