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Speech Perception and Spoken Word Recognition

1st Edition

Edited by Gareth Gaskell, Jelena Mirković

Psychology Press

206 pages

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Speech Perception and Spoken Word Recognition features contributions from the field’s leading scientists, and covers recent developments and current issues in the study of cognitive and neural mechanisms that take patterns of air vibrations and turn them ‘magically’ into meaning. The volume makes a unique theoretical contribution in linking behavioural and cognitive neuroscience research, and cutting across traditional strands of study, such as adult and developmental processing.

The book:

  • Focusses on the state of the art in the study of speech perception and spoken word recognition
  • Discusses the interplay between behavioural and cognitive neuroscience evidence, and between adult and developmental research
  • Evaluates key theories in the field and relates them to recent empirical advances, including the relationship between speech perception and speech production, meaning representation and real-time activation, and bilingual and monolingual spoken word recognition
  • Examines emerging areas of study such as word learning and time-course of memory consolidation, and how the science of human speech perception can help computer speech recognition

Overall this book presents a renewed focus on theoretical and developmental issues, as well as a multifaceted and broad review of the state of research, in speech perception and spoken word recognition. Particularly interested readers will be researchers of psycholinguistics and adjoining fields as well as advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Representation of speech (Ingrid S. Johnsrude & Bradley R. Buchsbaum) Chapter 2 Perception and production of speech – connected, but how? (Sophie K. Scott) Chapter 3 Consonant bias in the use of phonological information during lexical processing: A lifespan and cross-linguistic perspective (Thierry Nazzi & Silvana Poltrock) Chapter 4 Speech segmentation (Sven L. Mattys & Heather Bortfeld) Chapter 5 Mapping spoken words to meaning (James S. Magnuson) Chapter 6 Zones of proximal development for models of spoken word recognition (Daniel Mirman) Chapter 7 Learning and integration of new word-forms: Consolidation, pruning and the emergence of automaticity (Bob McMurray, Efthymia C. Kapnoula & M. Gareth Gaskell) Chapter 8 Bilingual spoken word recognition (Peiyao Chen & Viorica Marian) Chapter 9 The effect of speech sound disorders on the developing language system: Implications for treatment and future directions in research (Breanna I. Krueger & Holly L. Storkel) Chapter 10 Speech perception by humans and machines (Matthew H. Davis & Odette Scharenborg)

About the Editors

Gareth Gaskell is Professor of Psychology at the University of York, UK.

Jelena Mirkovic is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at York St John University, UK, and an Honorary Fellow at the University of York, UK.

About the Series

Current Issues in the Psychology of Language

Current Issues in the Psychology of Language is a series of edited books that will reflect the state-of-the-art in areas of current and emerging interest in the psychological study of language.

Each volume is tightly focused on a particular topic and consists of seven to ten chapters contributed by international experts. The editors of individual volumes are leading figures in their areas and provide an introductory overview.

Example topics include: language development, bilingualism and second language acquisition, word recognition, word meaning, text processing, the neuroscience of language, and language production, as well as the inter-relations between these topics.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology