Acoustic-phonetic cues and lexical competition in segmentation of continuous speech.

Dumay, Nicolas and Frauenfelder, Uli and Content, Alain (2000) Acoustic-phonetic cues and lexical competition in segmentation of continuous speech. In: Workshop on Spoken Word Access Processes, 29-31st May 2000, Max-Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. (Full text available)

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Abstract

The present research examined the interplay between lexical competition and acoustic-phonetic cues in word segmentation and recognition. Lexically ambiguous bisyllabic carriers were used in word-spotting experiments that required the participants to detect CVC or CV initially embedded words. The syllabification of the medial cluster (C.C vs .CC) and the lexical status of the post-boundary final chunk were manipulated. The word-spotting responses to CVC words were clearly inhibited by the overlapping word, leading to a target-offset misalignment effect. The CV word-spotting latencies also showed a misalignment effect, that tended to be reduced when the target was followed by a word. These results are interpreted in terms of a framework which combines the PWC and a prelexical segmentation heuristic based upon the onsets of syllables.

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 08:49
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 01:42
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14937 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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