ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000
ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000

Stress and lexical activation in dutch

Anne Cutler, Mariƫtte Koster

Dutch listeners were slower to make judgements about the semantic relatedness between a spoken target word (e.g. atLEET, 'athlete') and a previously presented visual prime word (e.g. SPORT 'sport') when the spoken word was mis-stressed. The adverse effect of mis-stressing confirms the role of stress information in lexical recognition in Dutch. However, although the erroneous stress pattern was always initially compatible with a competing word (e.g. ATlas, 'atlas'), mis-stressed words did not produced high false alarm rates in unrelated pairs (e.g. SPORT - atLAS). This suggests that stress information did not completely rule out segmentally matching but suprasegmentally mismatching words, a finding consistent with spoken-word recognition models involving multiple activation and inter-word competition.

doi: 10.21437/ICSLP.2000-147

Cite as: Cutler, A., Koster, M. (2000) Stress and lexical activation in dutch. Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000), vol. 1, 593-596, doi: 10.21437/ICSLP.2000-147

  author={Anne Cutler and Mariƫtte Koster},
  title={{Stress and lexical activation in dutch}},
  booktitle={Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000)},
  pages={vol. 1, 593-596},