Lexical, Syntactic, and Stress-Pattern Cues for Speech Segmentation
- Intonational Disambiguation in Sentence Production and Comprehension. Schafer, Amy J.; Speer, Shari R.; Warren, Paul; White, S. David // Journal of Psycholinguistic Research;Mar2000, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p169
Speakers' prosodic marking of syntactic constituency is often measured in sentence reading tasks that lack realistic situational constraints on speaking. Results from such studies can be criticized because the pragmatic goals of readers differ dramatically from those of speakers in typical...
- INTERACTION OF TWO SOURCES OF VERBAL CONTEXT IN WORD IDENTIFICATION. Pollack, Irwin // Language & Speech;Jan-Mar64, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p1
Examines the interaction of verbal context and reduced sensory information in determining the accuracy of word identification. Predicted proportions of correct word identifications with the models; Probability of correct word recognition; Presentation of words within the context of a sentence.
- Monotonicity and Processing Load. GEURTS, BART; VAN DER SLIK, FRANS // Journal of Semantics;Feb2005, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p97
Starting out from the assumption that monotonicity plays a central role in interpretation and inference, we derive a number of predictions about the complexity of processing quantified sentences. A quantifier may be upward entailing (i.e. license inferences from subsets to supersets) or downward...
- COMPETENCE AND PERFORMANCE IN LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT. Wood, Barbara // Today's Speech;Winter1973, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p23
The article describes the differences between linguistic competence and linguistic performance. Modern theorists explain language development in children by accounting for the child's stage-by-stage and rule-by-rule acquisition of adult linguistic competence. The approach to the understanding...
- THE EFFECT OF LISTENERS' ANTICIPATIONS ON THE INTELLIGIBILITY OF HEARD SPEECH. Bruce, D. J. // Language & Speech;1958, Vol. 1 Issue 1-4, p79
The article studies the effect of listeners' anticipations on the intelligibility of heard speech. In this study, twenty subjects hear the same twelve word sentences in the presence of noise on five occasions The sentences fall into two groups, one unprefaced by any indication of topic and the...
- Influence of prosodic boundaries on comprehension of spoken English sentences. Blasko, Dawn G.; Hall, Michael D. // Perceptual & Motor Skills;Aug98, Vol. 87 Issue 1, p3
Presents a study which analyzed the function of prosody in comprehension of auditory English sentences. Impact of prosodic boundary information on the comprehension of spoken English; Details on speech production data; Methodology used to conduct the study; Results of the study.
- A NUCLEUS VOCABULARY: for use in building oral language skills of the cerebral palsied child. Mecham, Merlin J.; Jones, Dixie // Exceptional Children;Apr1956, Vol. 22 Issue 7, p280
The article focuses on the approximation of a nucleus vocabulary for use in building oral language skills of the cerebral palsied child. The words are classified according to parts of speech in order to increase their functional value. Different tenses of the verb are considered one word when...
- ATATÃœRK'ÃœN NUTUK'UNDA SÃ–Z DÄ°ZÄ°MÄ° VE ÃœSLÃ›P Ã–ZELLÄ°KLERÄ°. BÖREKÇİ, Muhsine // Journal of International Social Research;Nov2008, Vol. 1 Issue 5, p104
Language is the concretized form of thought. It is the most important tool during the formation and improvement process of thought and also converting it to messsage. The limits of language are the limits of thought. But similarly, the limits of thought also form the limits of language. For this...
- AN EFFECT OF SENTENCE FINALITY ON THE PHONETIC SIGNIFICANCE OF SILENCE. Rakerd, Brad; Dechovitz, David R.; Verbrugge, Robert R. // Language & Speech;Jul-Sep82, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p267
Analyzes the effect of sentence finality on the phonetic presence or absence of silence. Importance silence as a cue for consonantal perception; Description of phonetics; Discussion of the relevant facts of speech production.