On the relation of speech to language

  title={On the relation of speech to language},
  author={Alvin M. Liberman and Douglas H. Whalen},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
Speech Production and Perception
  • C. Fowler
  • Linguistics
    Human Language and Our Reptilian Brain
  • 2002
The chapter reviews past and current theorizing and research in four related domains: phonological competence, phonological planning for speech production, speech production itself, and speech
Neural specializations for speech and pitch: moving beyond the dichotomies
  • R. ZatorreJ. Gandour
  • Biology, Psychology
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
  • 2007
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Speech and nonspeech: What are we talking about?
  • E. Maas
  • Psychology
    International journal of speech-language pathology
  • 2017
A task-dependent model of speech motor control is called into question as its two central claims are founded on ill-defined and inconsistently applied concepts, including the critical importance of defining speech.


Speech perception as pattern recognition.
  • T. M. Nearey
  • Physics
    The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
  • 1997
Results from a new perceptual experiment, involving a four-dimensional stimulus continuum and a 10-category/hVC/response set, are shown to be largely compatible with double-weak theory, which accepts that phonological units are modified by context in ways that are important to perception.
On the Immediacy of Phonetic Perception
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
Organization in the Perception of Speech by Young Infants
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
On the Objects of Speech Perception
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
A Study of the Building Blocks in Speech
Identification of the information‐bearing elements of speech is important in applying recent thinking on information theory to speech communication. One way to study this problem is to select groups
Articulatory gestures as phonological units
It is argued that dynamically defined articulatory gestures are the appropriate units to serve as the atoms of phonological representation, and the phonological notation developed for the gestural approach might usefully be incorporated, in whole or in part, into other phonologies.
The Evolutionary Emergence of Language: Evolutionary Implications of the Particulate Principle: Imitation and the Dissociation of Phonetic Form from Semantic Function
The particulate principle rationalises both the hierarchical structure of language and the discrete combinatorial mechanisms on which the hierarchy is raised, and has many implications for the evolution of language.