Speech errors, phonotactic constraints, and implicit learning: a study of the role of experience in language production.

@article{Dell2000SpeechEP,
  title={Speech errors, phonotactic constraints, and implicit learning: a study of the role of experience in language production.},
  author={Gary S. Dell and Kurt D. Reed and D. Robert Adams and Antje S. Meyer},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  year={2000},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={1355-67}
}
Speech errors follow the phonotactics of the language being spoken. For example, in English, if [n] is mispronounced as [n], the [n] will always appear in a syllable coda. The authors created an analogue to this phenomenon by having participants recite lists of consonant-vowel-consonant syllables in 4 sessions on different days. In the first 2 experiments, some consonants were always onsets, some were always codas, and some could be both. In a third experiment, the set of possible onsets and… CONTINUE READING
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