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ERIC Number: EJ778724
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Pages: 47
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0285
Representation and Competition in the Perception of Spoken Words
Gaskell, M. Gareth; Marslen-Wilson, William D.
Cognitive Psychology, v45 n2 p220-266 Sep 2002
We present data from four experiments using cross-modal priming to examine the effects of competitor environment on lexical activation during the time course of the perception of a spoken word. The research is conducted from the perspective of a distributed model of speech perception and lexical representation, which focuses on activation at the level of lexical content. In this model, the strength of competition between simultaneously active lexical items depends on the degree of coherence between their distributed semantic and phonological representations. Consistent with this model, interference effects are more complete when the purely semantic aspects of these coactive representations are probed (using semantic priming) than when phonological aspects are probed as well (using repetition priming). [Part of this research was carried out at the Centre for Speech and Language, Birkbeck College, where it was supported by a UK MRC program grant.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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