Word onset gating and linguistic context in spoken word recognition by young and elderly adults.

@article{Wingfield1991WordOG,
  title={Word onset gating and linguistic context in spoken word recognition by young and elderly adults.},
  author={Arthur Wingfield and John S. Aberdeen and Elizabeth A. L. Stine},
  journal={Journal of gerontology},
  year={1991},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={
          P127-9
        }
}
Young and elderly adults heard recorded words that increased in word-onset duration ("gated" words). Without context, both age groups could recognize spoken words after hearing only 50% to 60% of word onset information. When these words were embedded in sentence contexts, subjects required only 20% to 30% of word onset for recognition. An analysis of pre-recognition responses was used to examine use of linguistic context by both age groups to produce correct word recognition in the absence of a… CONTINUE READING
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