Interpreting the Language of Environmental Sounds

@article{Ballas1987InterpretingTL,
  title={Interpreting the Language of Environmental Sounds},
  author={James A. Ballas and James H. Howard},
  journal={Environment and Behavior},
  year={1987},
  volume={19},
  pages={114 - 91}
}
Comparisons are made between the perception of environmental sound and the perception of speech. With both, two types of processing are involved, bottom-up and top-down, and with both, the detailed form of the processing is, in several respects, similar. Recognition of isolated speech and environmental sounds produces similar patterns of semantic interpretations. Environmental sound "homonyms" are ambiguous in much the same manner as speech homonyms. Environmental sounds become integrated on… Expand
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