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ERIC Number: EJ815854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0277
The Link between Speech Perception and Production Is Phonological and Abstract: Evidence from the Shadowing Task
Mitterer, Holger; Ernestus, Mirjam
Cognition, v109 n1 p168-173 Oct 2008
This study reports a shadowing experiment, in which one has to repeat a speech stimulus as fast as possible. We tested claims about a direct link between perception and production based on speech gestures, and obtained two types of counterevidence. First, shadowing is not slowed down by a gestural mismatch between stimulus and response. Second, phonetic detail is more likely to be imitated in a shadowing task if it is phonologically relevant. This is consistent with the idea that speech perception and speech production are only loosely coupled, on an abstract phonological level. (Contains 1 table and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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