Vsevolod Kapatsinski

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In spontaneous speech, speakers sometimes replace a word they have just produced or started producing by another word. The present study reports that in these replacement repairs, low-frequency replaced words are more likely to be interrupted prior to completion than high-frequency words, providing support to the hypothesis that the production of(More)
We investigate the effect of previous mention on word duration in interactive Thai discourse. Words that are mentioned for the first time are reliably longer than words that have already been mentioned, with no significant difference in duration between second and subsequent mentions, suggesting first-mention lengthening rather than repetition-driven(More)
ABSRACT: Phoneme inventories of the world’s languages as depicted by the UPSID database (Maddieson and Precoda 1990) are analyzed using multivariate statistical techniques of principal components analysis and k-means and hierarchical clustering. The first two meaningful principal components, representing dimensions that account for the most variance in(More)
Native English speakers were instructed to detect instances of /√p/ in spoken sentences by pressing a button as soon as they hear /√p/ regardless of whether it is inside another word. We observe that detection of the particle up is slower when the frequency of the verb+up collocation is low or extremely high than when it is medium. In addition, /√p/ is more(More)
This article reports on an experiment with miniature artificial languages that provides support for a synthesis of ideas from All miniature artificial languages presented to subjects feature velar palatalization (k → tſ) before a plural suffix,-i. I show that (i) examples of-i simply attaching to a [tʃ]-final stem help palatalization (supporting t → tſi(More)
Moreton [10] argued for a distinction between analytic bias and channel bias in language learning. Analytic bias is defined as a set of cognitive predispositions for certain types of generalizations that constrains the learner but does not influence perception and production. Channel bias is defined as ‘phonetically systematic errors in transmission between(More)
Speakers of morphologically-rich languages commonly face what has been called the Paradigm Cell Filling Problem: they know some form of a word but it is inappropriate to the current context, leading them to derive a form of that word they have never encountered (e.g., they know the singular form of a noun, and now need to produce the plural). We suggest(More)
This paper proposes and tests an experimental method to evaluate models of linguistic constituency, including: 1) Connections within constituents are stronger than connections spanning constituent boundaries, 2) A constituent is more likely to be parsed out of the signal than a non-constituent (i.e., constituents are processing units), and 3) Both(More)