ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009

Non-automaticity of use of orthographic knowledge in phoneme evaluation

Anne Cutler, Chris Davis, Jeesun Kim

Two phoneme goodness rating experiments addressed the role of orthographic knowledge in the evaluation of speech sounds. Ratings for the best tokens of /s/ were higher in words spelled with S (e.g., bless) than in words where /s/ was spelled with C (e.g., voice). This difference did not appear for analogous nonwords for which every lexical neighbour had either S or C spelling (pless, floice). Models of phonemic processing incorporating obligatory influence of lexical information in phonemic processing cannot explain this dissociation; the data are consistent with models in which phonemic decisions are not subject to necessary top-down lexical influence.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-130

Cite as: Cutler, A., Davis, C., Kim, J. (2009) Non-automaticity of use of orthographic knowledge in phoneme evaluation. Proc. Interspeech 2009, 380-383, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-130

@inproceedings{cutler09_interspeech,
  author={Anne Cutler and Chris Davis and Jeesun Kim},
  title={{Non-automaticity of use of orthographic knowledge in phoneme evaluation}},
  year=2009,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2009},
  pages={380--383},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2009-130}
}