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The role of strong syllables in segmentation for lexical access
It is argued that segmentation at strong syllables in continuous speech recognition serves the purpose of detecting the most efficient locations at which to initiate lexical access. Expand
Perceptual learning in speech
It is demonstrated that listeners use lexical knowledge in perceptual learning of speech sounds, and lexical information can thus be used to train categorization of speech. Expand
Merging information in speech recognition: Feedback is never necessary
It is concluded that modular models are particularly well suited to the problems and constraints of speech recognition, because phonemic decisions are based on the merging of prelexical and lexical information. Expand
A theory of lexical access in speech production. [Abstract]
The model can handle some of the main observations in the domain of speech errors (the major empirical domain for most other theories of lexical access), and the theory opens new ways of approaching the cerebral organization of speech production by way of high-temporal-resolution imaging. Expand
The predominance of strong initial syllables in the English vocabulary
It is estimated that approximately 85% of lexical words (i.e. excluding function words) will begin with strong syllables, and a strategy of postulating word boundaries at the onset of strong syllable would have a high success rate in that few actual lexical word onsets would be missed. Expand
Lexical competition in non-native spoken-word recognition
Abstract Four eye-tracking experiments examined lexical competition in non-native spoken-word recognition. Dutch listeners hearing English fixated longer on distractor pictures with names containingExpand
The access and processing of idiomatic expressions
Data from two experiments examined the nature of access, storage, and comprehension of idiomatic phrases and support a Lexical Representation Hypothesis for the processing of idioms. Expand
Infants' preference for the predominant stress patterns of English words.
The results suggest that attention to predominant stress patterns in the native language may form an important part of the infant's process of developing a lexicon. Expand
Forbear is a Homophone: Lexical Prosody Does Not Constrain Lexical Access
Because stress can occur in any position within an English word, lexical prosody could serve as a minimal distinguishing feature between pairs of words. However, most pairs of English words withExpand
Native Listening: Language Experience and the Recognition of Spoken Words
This book argues that listening to speech is a process of native listening because so much of it is exquisitely tailored to the requirements of the native language. Expand