The relation between language users' perception and production repertoires
One aim of this program is to test the long-standing assumption, particularly in the sound change literature, that the phonetic variants that a language user finds especially salient or useful in perception are manifested in that individual's productions.
Neural specializations for speech and pitch: moving beyond the dichotomies
- Biology, PsychologyPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
It is argued that moving forward will require the dichotomy argument in favour of a more integrated approach, and there is now extensive evidence that spectral and temporal acoustical properties predict the relative specialization of right and left auditory cortices.
Recognizing speech in a novel accent: the motor theory of speech perception reframed
- PhysicsBiological Cybernetics
A novel computational model of how a listener comes to understand the speech of someone speaking the listener’s native language with a foreign accent, which serves as a reference point for the discussion in Part 3, which proposes a dual-stream neuro-linguistic architecture.
The role of imitation in learning to pronounce
Timing patterns and the qualities of speech sounds are two important aspects of pronunciation. It is generally believed that imitation from adult models is the mechanism by which a child replicates…
Speech perception and production.
- PsychologyWiley interdisciplinary reviews. Cognitive science
It is concluded that although research focusing on each domain individually has been vital in increasing basic understanding of spoken language processing, the human capacity for speech communication is so complex that gaining a full understanding will not be possible until speech perception and production are conceptually reunited in a joint approach to problems shared by both modes.
9 Speech Production and Perception
The chapter provides an overview of speech production and perception by summarizing research findings and theories in four domains. We describe theories of “phonological competence” in linguistics…
Auditory representations and phonological illusions: A linguist’s perspective on the neuropsychological bases of speech perception
- LinguisticsJournal of Neurolinguistics
Author : Jussi Alho Title : Role of the speech motor system in speech perception
Speech perception refers to a process by which the sounds of language are heard, interpreted and understood. Although this process may seem like a trivial task, the neural mechanisms underlying it…
The biological basis of speech: what to infer from talking to the animals.
- BiologyPsychological review
The author argues that the auditorist's refutation project must demonstrate not just cross-species isomorphisms of behavior but also either a common biological mechanism or common functional organization, as well as respect for the total available evidence which undermines auditorism and bolsters SiS.
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If, as we believe, language is a specialization all the way down to its roots, then perception of its consonantal elements should be immediately phonetic, not as in the conventional view, a secondary…
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- PsychologyThe Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Results suggest that the previously observed ontogenetic modification in the perception of non-native phonetic contrasts involves a change in processing strategies rather than a sensorineural loss.
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Evidence is presented that 3- and 4-month-old infants are able to integrate two sounds with different sources and locations to form a coherent speech percept. Synthetic speech patterns were presented…
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- Physics, LinguisticsJournal of experimental psychology
Whether or not, with similar acoustic differences, a listener can better discriminate betweenSounds that lie on opposite sides of a phoneme boundary than he can between sounds that fall within the same phoneme category is examined.
On the Objects of Speech Perception
- Psychology, Linguistics
From both direct-realist and motor-theoretic perspectives, the objects of speech perception are construed as articulatory events. We offer the alternative view that it is the auditory properties of…