Influence of consonantal context on the pronunciation of vowels: a comparison of human readers and computational models.

@article{Treiman2003InfluenceOC,
  title={Influence of consonantal context on the pronunciation of vowels: a comparison of human readers and computational models.},
  author={Rebecca Treiman and Brett Kessler and Suzanne Bick},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2003},
  volume={88 1},
  pages={49-78}
}
In two experiments, we found that college students' pronunciations of vowels in nonwords are influenced both by preceding and following consonants. The predominance of rimes in previous studies of reading does not appear to arise because readers are unable to pick up associations that cross the onset-rime boundary, but rather because English has relatively few such associations. Comparisons between people's vowel pronunciations and those produced by various computational models of reading… CONTINUE READING