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dc.contributor.authorWhite, Len
dc.contributor.authorMattys, SLen
dc.contributor.authorStefansdottir, Len
dc.contributor.authorJones, Ven
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-16T14:38:21Z
dc.date.available2018-02-16T14:38:21Z
dc.date.issued2015-08en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/10799
dc.description.abstract

Prosody facilitates perceptual segmentation of the speech stream into a sequence of words and phrases. With regard to speech timing, vowel lengthening is well established as a cue to an upcoming boundary, but listeners' exploitation of consonant lengthening for segmentation has not been systematically tested in the absence of other boundary cues. In a series of artificial language learning experiments, the impact of durational variation in consonants and vowels on listeners' extraction of novel trisyllables was examined. Language streams with systematic lengthening of word-initial consonants were better recalled than both control streams without localized lengthening and streams where word-initial syllable lengthening was confined to the vocalic rhyme. Furthermore, where vowel-consonant sequences were lengthened word-medially, listeners failed to learn the languages effectively. Thus the structural interpretation of lengthening effects depends upon their localization, in this case, a distinction between lengthening of the onset consonant and the vocalic syllable rhyme. This functional division is considered in terms of speech-rate-sensitive predictive mechanisms and listeners' expectations regarding the occurrence of syllable perceptual centres.

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dc.format.extent1214 - 1220en
dc.languageengen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectAdulten
dc.subjectCuesen
dc.subjectFemaleen
dc.subjectHumansen
dc.subjectLanguageen
dc.subjectLearningen
dc.subjectMaleen
dc.subjectPhoneticsen
dc.subjectRandom Allocationen
dc.subjectTime Factorsen
dc.titleBeating the bounds: Localized timing cues to word segmentation.en
dc.typeJournal Article
plymouth.author-urlhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26328734en
plymouth.issue2en
plymouth.volume138en
plymouth.publication-statusPublisheden
plymouth.journalJ Acoust Soc Amen
dc.identifier.doi10.1121/1.4927409en
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth
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plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences/School of Psychology
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups/Centre for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (CBCB)
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen
dc.identifier.eissn1520-8524en
dc.rights.embargoperiodNot knownen
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rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen


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