Saturday, April 27, 2013

Nomination #5

Beddor, P. S.; McGowan, K. B.; Boland, J. E.; Coetzee, A. W., & Brasher, A. (2013). The time course of perception of coarticulation. JASA, 133, 2350 – 2366.

Why it is inspiring: The authors argue that a listener’s behavior is not simply the deterministic result of that listener’s linguistic experience.

Something to think about: If listeners attend differently to different cues to linguistic units in speech, it seems all too likely that the same is true for indexical and socio-indexical cues, as well!

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