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

Content, Alain, Dumay, Nicolas, Frauenfelder, Uli (2000) The role of syllable structure in lexical segmentation: Helping listeners avoid mondegreens. In: Spoken Word Access Processes. . pp. 39-42. Max-Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. (KAR id:14935)

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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: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: N. Dumay
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2009 09:45 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:26 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14935 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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