Phoneme restoration methods for investigating prosodic influences on syntactic processing

  title={Phoneme restoration methods for investigating prosodic influences on syntactic processing},
  author={Iglika Stoyneshka and Janet D. Fodor and Eva M. Fern{\'a}ndez},
  journal={Language and Cognitive Processes},
  pages={1265 - 1293}
  • Iglika Stoyneshka, Janet D. Fodor, Eva M. Fernández
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology
  • Language and Cognitive Processes
  • We present a novel method for establishing the preferred interpretation of ambiguities in spoken sentences. It makes use of the phoneme restoration effect (Warren, 1970): when noise replaces phoneme(s) in a word, listeners report that they perceive the word as intact and congruent with the context. If the word disambiguates a potentially ambiguous sentence, the word that is “heard” reveals which interpretation listeners assigned. The advantage of this method is its naturalness: no deliberative… CONTINUE READING
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