ISCA Archive ICSLP 1994
ISCA Archive ICSLP 1994

The development of word recognition

Peter W. Jusczyk

The Word Recognition And Phonetic Structure Acquistion Model (WRAPSA) was proposed several years ago as an account of how infant speech perception capacities evolve into ones that support word recognition in fluent speech. The model was based largely on evidence concerning infants' perception of speech contrasts between isolated syllables. The present paper reviews more recent evidence from investigations concerning the development of word recognition during the first year of life. The more recent findings are compatible with the main assumptions of the model, however, the data suggest that word recognition processes may begin at an earlier age than had been expected.


Cite as: Jusczyk, P.W. (1994) The development of word recognition. Proc. 3rd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1994), 65-70

@inproceedings{jusczyk94_icslp,
  author={Peter W. Jusczyk},
  title={{The development of word recognition}},
  year=1994,
  booktitle={Proc. 3rd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1994)},
  pages={65--70}
}