Neurophysiological evidence of delayed segmentation in a foreign language.

  title={Neurophysiological evidence of delayed segmentation in a foreign language.},
  author={Tineke M. Snijders and Valesca Kooijman and Anne Cutler and Peter Hagoort},
  journal={Brain research},
Previous studies have shown that segmentation skills are language-specific, making it difficult to segment continuous speech in an unfamiliar language into its component words. Here we present the first study capturing the delay in segmentation and recognition in the foreign listener using ERPs. We compared the ability of Dutch adults and of English adults without knowledge of Dutch ('foreign listeners') to segment familiarized words from continuous Dutch speech. We used the known effect of… CONTINUE READING
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