The role of syllable structure in lexical segmentation: Helping listeners avoid mondegreens.

Content, Alain and Dumay, Nicolas and Frauenfelder, Uli (2000) The role of syllable structure in lexical segmentation: Helping listeners avoid mondegreens. In: Spoken Word Access Processes (SWAP), 29-31 May 2000, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. (Full text available)

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Abstract

One challenge for theories of word recognition is to determine how the listener recovers the intended lexical segmentation in continuous speech. We argue that syllable structure provides one source of constraint on lexical segmentation and more precisely, that syllable onsets constitute potential alignment points for the mapping process. We present an overview of several studies using explicit syllable segmentation tasks, word spotting and crossmodal priming, which support the hypothesis.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Q Science > QP Physiology (Living systems)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Depositing User: Nicolas Dumay
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2009 09:45
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 01:42
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14935 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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