The strength of stress-related lexical competition depends on the presence of first-syllable stress
Reinisch, E., Jesse, A., & McQueen, J. M.
The strength of stress-related lexical competition depends on the presence of first-syllable stress. In Proceedings of Interspeech 2008
Dutch listeners' looks to printed words were tracked while they listened to instructions to click with their mouse on one of them. When presented with targets from word pairs where the first two syllables were segmentally identical but differed in stress location, listeners used stress information to recognize the target before segmental information disambiguated the words. Furthermore, the amount of lexical competition was influenced by the presence or absence of word-initial stress.
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