Speech Perception and Spoken Word Recognition

1st Edition

Gareth Gaskell, Jelena Mirković

Psychology Press
Published September 30, 2016
Reference - 206 Pages
ISBN 9781848724402 - CAT# Y166792
Series: Current Issues in the Psychology of Language

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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.


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