Lexical manipulation as a discovery tool for psycholinguistic research

Laurence Bruggeman, Anne Cutler

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    Abstract

    Consultation of machine-readable dictionaries has advanced understanding of language processing; but these resources also allow examination of processing consequences if the lexicon changes. To recognise speech, listeners must rapidly evaluate spoken input as matching or mismatching candidate words. Listeners use any speech cues that help this process, whereby identical cues across languages may be used in one language but not in another. Suprasegmental stress cues, for example, are similar in Dutch and English, but used only in Dutch. This asymmetry has been explained as due to vowel reduction in English; lexical manipulation here tests this proposal and suggests a refinement.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (SST2016)
    EditorsChristopher Carignan, Michael D. Tyler
    Place of PublicationParramatta, Australia
    PublisherAustralasian Speech Science and Technology Association (ASSTA)
    Pages313-316
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventAustralasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (16th : 2016) - Parramatta, Australia
    Duration: 6 Dec 20169 Dec 2016
    Conference number: 16th

    Publication series

    NameAustralasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology
    ISSN (Electronic)2207-1296

    Conference

    ConferenceAustralasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (16th : 2016)
    Abbreviated titleSST2016
    CountryAustralia
    CityParramatta
    Period6/12/169/12/16

    Keywords

    • lexicon
    • stress
    • word recognition
    • English
    • Dutch

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