Interactive use of lexical information in speech perception.

  title={Interactive use of lexical information in speech perception.},
  author={Cynthia M. Connine and Charles Clifton},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance},
  volume={13 2},
Two experiments are reported that demonstrate contextual effects on identification of speech voicing continua. Experiment 1 demonstrated the influence of lexical knowledge on identification of ambiguous tokens from word-nonword and nonword-word continua. Reaction times for word and non-word responses showed a word advantage only for ambiguous stimulus tokens (at the category boundary); no word advantage was found for clear stimuli (at the continua endpoints). Experiment 2 demonstrated an effect… CONTINUE READING