Anne Cutler, MARCS Institute, University of Western Sydney, ARC Centre of Excellence in the Dynamics of Language
Monday, June 29 2015, 11h Salle de réunion du LPP, H432, 4ème étage, Centre Biomédical des Saints Pères 45 rue des Sts Pères, 75006 Paris
Phonological knowledge in speech perception
Does the perception of spoken language draw necessarily on abstract phonological knowledge, or is speech processing, in contrast, driven by analogical comparison and episodic memory, with abstract knowledge about language phonology serving rather as a resource for metalinguistic decision-making? This talk will describe evidence from talker adaptation and recognition, and from phonetic learning and discrimination, all suggesting that abstract phonological knowledge informs decisions about speech input even in situations where memory and analogy also play an important role.