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Two factors have been proposed as the main determinants of phonological typology : channel bias, phonetically systematic errors in transmission, and analytic bias, cognitive predispositions making learners more receptive to some patterns than others. Much of typology can be explained equally well by either factor, making them hard to distinguish(More)
Native-language phonemes combined in a non-native way can be misperceived so as to conform to native phonotactics, e.g. English listeners are biased to hear syllable-initial [tr] rather than the illegal [tl] (Perception and Psychophysics 34 (1983) 338; Perception and Psychophysics 60 (1998) 941). What sort of linguistic knowledge causes phonotactic(More)
When resolving errors with interactive systems, people sometimes hyperarticulate--or adopt a clarified style of speech that has been associated with increased recognition errors. The primary goals of the present study were: (1) to provide a comprehensive analysis of acoustic, prosodic, and phonological adaptations to speech during human-computer error(More)
Linguistic and non-linguistic pattern learning have been studied separately, but we argue for a comparative approach. Analogous inductive problems arise in phonological and visual pattern learning. Evidence from three experiments shows that human learners can solve them in analogous ways, and that human performance in both cases can be captured by the same(More)
  • MARIA GOUSKOVA, Maria Gouskova, John J. McCarthy, Joseph V. Pater, Robert A. Rothstein, Elisabeth O. Selkirk +25 others
  • 2003
iv ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I am most grateful to the members of my committee: has read more drafts of this material and answered more early-morning panicked e-mails than anyone, and he has taught me so much about how to be a linguist, a teacher, and a student that I cannot thank him enough. Spasibo, Ivan Ivanovich. The other members of my committee have also done a(More)
Artificial analogues of natural-language phonological patterns can often be learned in the lab from small amounts of training or exposure. The difficulty of a featurally-defined pattern has been hypothesized to be affected by two main factors, its formal structure (the abstract logical configuration of the defining features) and its phonetic substance (the(More)