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)
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)
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)
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)
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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)
All human languages have restrictions on sound sequences, called phonotactic constraints. Knowledge of phonotactic constraints is typically tested using pseudoword rating tasks, e.g., an English speaker might be asked to rate acceptability or wordlikeness of the phonotactically illegal /bnɪk/ and the phonotactically legal /blɪk/. We introduce a new method(More)
It has been argued that words that contain difficultto-pronounce sound sequences may be avoided in production, causing words with difficult phonotactics to drop out of the language at a disproportionate rate. We argue that there is also an opposing pressure favoring phonetically unusual words. We show that, at least for adults, word learning is more(More)