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ERIC Number: EJ775152
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0277
Effects of Prosodically Modulated Sub-Phonetic Variation on Lexical Competition
Salverda, Anne Pier; Dahan, Delphine; Tanenhaus, Michael K.; Crosswhite, Katherine; Masharov, Mikhail; McDonough, Joyce
Cognition, v105 n2 p466-476 Nov 2007
Eye movements were monitored as participants followed spoken instructions to manipulate one of four objects pictured on a computer screen. Target words occurred in utterance-medial (e.g., "Put the cap next to the square") or utterance-final position (e.g., "Now click on the cap"). Displays consisted of the target picture (e.g., a cap), a monosyllabic competitor picture (e.g., a cat), a polysyllabic competitor picture (e.g., a captain) and a distractor (e.g., a beaker). The relative proportion of fixations to the two types of competitor pictures changed as a function of the position of the target word in the utterance, demonstrating that lexical competition is modulated by prosodically conditioned phonetic variation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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