ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008

Prelexically-driven perceptual retuning of phoneme boundaries

Anne Cutler, James M. McQueen, Sally Butterfield, Dennis Norris

Listeners heard an ambiguous /f-s/ in nonword contexts where only one of /f/ or /s/ was legal (e.g., frul/*srul or *fnud/snud). In later categorisation of a phonetic continuum from /f/ to /s/, their category boundaries had shifted; hearing -rul led to expanded /f/ categories, -nud expanded /s/. Thus phonotactic sequence information alone induces perceptual retuning of phoneme category boundaries; lexical access is not required.

Cite as: Cutler, A., McQueen, J.M., Butterfield, S., Norris, D. (2008) Prelexically-driven perceptual retuning of phoneme boundaries. Proc. Interspeech 2008, 2056

  author={Anne Cutler and James M. McQueen and Sally Butterfield and Dennis Norris},
  title={{Prelexically-driven perceptual retuning of phoneme boundaries}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2008},