Contribution of fine phonetic detai

@inproceedings{Hawkins2003ContributionOF,
  title={Contribution of fine phonetic detai},
  author={Sarah Hawkins},
  year={2003}
}
This paper first summarizes some phonetic observations that challenge theories of speech perception and speech understanding which assume the speech signal is converted to an abstract form, such as features or phonemes, before it can be understood, and that ‘knowledge-driven’ processes are largely ‘top down’ rather than signal-driven. Systematic variation in fine phonetic detail is shown to indicate linguistic structure of all types. Second, it outlines a model of speech understanding, Polysp… CONTINUE READING

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