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ERIC Number: EJ1159322
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0364-0213
Does Talker-Specific Information Influence Lexical Competition? Evidence from Phonological Priming
Dufour, Sophie; Nguyen, Noël
Cognitive Science, v41 n8 p2221-2233 Nov 2017
In this study, we examined whether the lexical competition process embraced by most models of spoken word recognition is sensitive to talker-specific information. We used a lexical decision task and a long lag priming experiment in which primes and targets sharing all phonemes except the last one (e.g., /bagaR/"fight" vs. /baga?/"luggage") were presented in two separate blocks of stimuli. In Experiment 1, the competitor prime block was presented only once to listeners, and no modulation of the competitor priming effect as a function of a talker change between the primes and targets was observed. However, attenuation in the competitor priming effect in the case of a talker change between the primes and targets was observed in Experiment 2 in which the competitor prime block was presented five times to listeners. We discuss our findings in reference to hybrid models of spoken word recognition in which repetition of words with the same talker could be a key factor in the formation and access to talker-dependent representations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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