Kuniko Y. Nielsen

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The imitation paradigm (Goldinger, 1998) has shown that speakers shift their production phonetically in the direction of the imitated speech, indicating the use of episodic traces in speech perception. Although word-level specificity of imitation has been shown, it is unknown whether imitation also can take place with sub-lexical units. By using a modified(More)
This study explores whether there is an asymmetry with respect to the perceptual salience of an increase vs. a decrease of phonologically relevant features. A forced-choice discrimination experiment was conducted on stimulus pairs that included one member with unchanged phonetic features and the other with either increased or decreased degree of features(More)
The current study investigated how lexical factors influence the intelligibility of spoken words, and how those effects interact with visual information. A forced-choice word-identification experiment was carried out under auditory-visual and auditoryonly conditions with varying S/N ratios, and the effects of lexical frequency and neighborhood density on(More)
Recent studies have shown that talkers implicitly imitate/accommodate the phonetic properties of recently heard speech [1, 2]. However, it has also been shown that this phonetic imitation effect is not an automatic process [3, 4]: in [3], the artificially lengthened VOT on /p/ was imitated in a non-shadowing task, while shortened VOT (which could jeopardize(More)