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Bengali intonational phonology
It is argued that the Bengali facts support a typology of intonational tones that includes only pitch accents and boundary tones, and that the docking sites for boundary tones are the phrase edges provided under the theory of the Prosodic Hierarchy (Selkirk 1980). Expand
Neurobiological Evidence for Abstract Phonological Representations in the Mental Lexicon during Speech Recognition
This work examined event-related brain potentials, in particular mismatch negativity (MMN), an automatic change detection response in the brain that is sensitive to language-specific phoneme representations, and provided the first neurobiological evidence for a featurally underspecified mental lexicon. Expand
Prosodic Units in Speech Production
Four experiments demonstrate effects of prosodic structure on speech production latencies. Experiments 1 to 3 exploit a modified version of the Sternberg et al. (1978, 1980) prepared speechExpand
The timing of geminate consonants
In current phonological theory, geminate consonants are distinguished from non-geminates by a difference in units on the timing tier in an autosegmental representation, other features being the same;Expand
The mental representation of lexical form: A phonological approach to the recognition lexicon
A cross-linguistic gating study was conducted to investigate whether listeners would interpret nasal and oral vowels differently in two languages, and the results show that surface phonetic nasality in the vowel in VN sequences is used by English listeners to anticipate the upcoming nasal consonant. Expand
Magnetic Brain Response Mirrors Extraction of Phonological Features from Spoken Vowels
Results suggest that both N100m latency and source location as well as their interaction reflect properties of speech stimuli that correspond to abstract phonological features. Expand
Distinctive features: Phonological underspecification in representation and processing
It is claimed that phonological features are extracted from the variable acoustic signal based on broad acoustic properties and a three-way matching algorithm maps these features onto highly abstract phonological mental representations. Expand
Fronted Velars, Palatalized Velars, and Palatals
Comparisons of articulatory and acoustic characteristics of various stop consonants in Czech, Hungarian, English, and Russian indicate that all of these consonant types are distinct and should not be collapsed by feature systems. Expand
A reconsideration of acoustic invariance for place of articulation in diffuse stop consonants: evidence from a cross-language study.
This study explored the claim that invariant acoustic properties corresponding to phonetic features generalize across languages and investigated whether the invariant properties defined by the metric are used by English-speaking listeners in making phonetic decisions for place of articulation. Expand
Opaque for the reader but transparent for the brain: Neural signatures of morphological complexity
It is shown that morphologically complex words are decomposed and that the brain processes the degree of internal complexity of word derivations and that this process is related to morphological processing. Expand