Catherine Sotillo

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If speakers articulate clearly enough to meet the perceptual needs of their listeners, clarity should depend on what listeners know about (listener-Given) rather than on what speakers know about (speaker-Given). For words excerpted from spontaneous speech, however, intelligibility to naive adult listeners showed only effects of the speaker's knowledge.(More)
This paper describes a resource for the study of spontaneous speech under stress, a corpus of 216 unscripted task-oriented dialogues conducted by normal Canadian adults in the course of a sleep deprivation experiment under 3 drug conditions. Speakers carried out the route-communication task (see [1]) in alternation with a battery of other tasks over a 6-day(More)
In this double-blind study we compared alprazolam, clobazam, and placebo for the treatment of outpatients suffering from generalized anxiety disorder. At the end of the treatment, the three groups were significantly improved without showing differences among them. However, both active-drug groups were much improved at the end of week 1 in contrast to the(More)
If speakers articulate clearly enough to meet the perceptual needs of their listeners, clarity should depend on what listeners know about (listener-Given) rather than on what speakers know about (speaker-Given). For words excerpted from spontaneous speech, however, intelligibility to naive adult listeners showed only effects of the speaker's knowledge.(More)
Running speech contains abundant assimilated and phonologically reduced tokens, but there is considerable debate about how such varied pronunciations disrupt access to the corresponding words in listeners' mental lexicons. While previous studies have examined the effects of carefully produced or electronically edited reductions, we present two experiments(More)
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