Eight questions about spoken-word recognition
McQueen, J. M.
Eight questions about spoken-word recognition. In M. G. Gaskell (Ed.
), The Oxford handbook of psycholinguistics
(pp. 37-53). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
This chapter is a review of the literature in experimental
psycholinguistics on spoken word recognition. It is organized around eight questions. 1. Why are psycholinguists interested in spoken word recognition? 2. What information in the speech signal is used in word recognition? 3. Where are the words in the continuous speech stream? 4. Which words did the speaker intend? 5. When, as the speech signal
unfolds over time, are the phonological forms of words recognized? 6. How are words recognized? 7. Whither spoken word recognition? 8. Who are the researchers in the field?