Attentional Allocation to Syllables in American English

@inproceedings{Finney1996AttentionalAT,
  title={Attentional Allocation to Syllables in American English},
  author={Steven A. Finney and Athanassios Protopapas and Peter D. Eimas},
  year={1996}
}
Abstract Previous experimental studies in speech perception (e.g., Cutler, Mehler, Norris, & Segui 1986) have concluded that the syllable is not a prelexical segmentation unit for English speakers. The set of experiments reported here applied the attentional phoneme monitoring task of Pallier, Sebastian-Galles, Felguera, Christophe, and Mehler (1993) to American English and demonstrated a robust effect of syllable structure when second-syllable stress words were used, but no such effect with… CONTINUE READING

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