Listeners’ responses to extraneous signals coincident with English and French speech
Cutler, A., Kearns, R., Norris, D., & Scott, D.
Listeners’ responses to extraneous signals coincident with English and French speech. In J. Pittam (Ed.
), Proceedings of the 4th Australian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology
(pp. 666-671). Canberra: Australian Speech Science and Technology Association.
English and French listeners performed two tasks - click location and speeded click detection - with both English and French sentences, closely matched for syntactic and phonological structure. Clicks were located more accurately in open- than in closed-class words in both English and French; they were detected more rapidly in open- than in closed-class words in English, but not in French. The two listener groups produced the same pattern of responses, suggesting that higher-level linguistic processing was not involved in these tasks.
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