alexa Sublexical and lexical representations in speech production: effects of phonotactic probability and onset density.

Journal of Phonetics & Audiology

Author(s): Vitevitch MS, Armbruster J, Chu S

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Abstract Phonotactic probability, neighborhood density, and onset density were manipulated in 4 picture-naming tasks. Experiment 1 showed that pictures of words with high phonotactic probability were named more quickly than pictures of words with low phonotactic probability. This effect was consistent over multiple presentations of the pictures (Experiment 2). Manipulations of phonotactic probability and neighborhood density showed only an influence of phonotactic probability (Experiment 3). In Experiment 4, pictures of words with sparse onsets were named more quickly than pictures of words with dense onsets. The results of these experiments provide additional constraints on the architecture and processes involved in models of speech production, as well as constraints on the connections between the recognition and production systems. This article was published in J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn and referenced in Journal of Phonetics & Audiology

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