The effects of onset and offset masking on the time course of non-native spoken-word recognition in noise
Hintz, F., Voeten, C. C., McQueen, J. M., & Scharenborg, O.
The effects of onset and offset masking on the time course of non-native spoken-word recognition in noise. In T. Fitch, C. Lamm, H. Leder, & K. Teßmar-Raible (Eds.
), Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2021)
(pp. 133-139). Vienna: Cognitive Science Society.
Using the visual-word paradigm, the present study investigated the effects of word onset and offset masking on the time course of non-native spoken-word recognition in the presence of background noise. In two experiments, Dutch non-native listeners heard English target words, preceded by carrier sentences that were noise-free (Experiment 1) or contained intermittent noise (Experiment 2). Target words were either onset- or offset-masked or not masked at all. Results showed that onset masking delayed target word recognition more than offset masking did, suggesting that – similar to natives – non-native listeners strongly rely on word onset information during word recognition in noise.