The Role of Speech Perception in Phonology

The Role of Speech Perception in Phonology

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Do human auditory perceptual abilities shape language sound structures? If so, what aspects of phonology may be driven by perception, and how should perceptually driven processes be captured in linguistic theory? These and similar questions have come to the forefront of linguistic research in the past decade because the technology used in speech perception research has become much more widely available and portable and because developments in constraint-based theories of phonology have made it possible to incorporate "perceptual constraints" into linguistic grammars. The "Role of Speech Perception in Phonology" is a collection of authoritative articles on the role of speech perception in phonology by leading phonologists, phoneticians, and cognitive psychologists. It presents a diverse range of views on the linguistic implications of speech perception research. It reports a number of new empirical research findings on speech perception. It provides definitive theoretical positions and contrasting viewpoints. It offers clearly defined implementation options.
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  • Hardback | 282 pages
  • 160.02 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 521.63g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 0123613515
  • 9780123613516

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"The variety of perspectives on the place of speech perception in phonology presented in this volume is impressive. It IS a meeting of the minds, as Lindblom introduced it, a forum where the difficult topic of speech perception in phonology calls for cooperation of phonologists and phoneticians. This volume shows that such cooperation is not only possible but also enjoyable, as both groups of researches realize the need for each other's insights to discuss and understand the perceptual component of the organization of speech and language...It is highly recommended as a valuable contribution to a library of every phonologist, phonetician, and speech scientist." --THE LINGUIST LIST
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Table of contents

B. Lindblom, Foreword. Contributors. Preface. Section I: The Interplay of Speech Perception and Phonology: E. Hume and K. Johnson, A Model of the Interplay of Speech Perception and Phonology. R.E. Remez, The Interplay of Phonology and Perception Considered from the Perspective of Perceptual Organization. Section II: The Perceptual Basis of Phonological Systems: P.S. Beddor, R.A. Krakow, and S. Lindemann, Patterns of Perceptual Compensation and Their Phonological Consequences. S.S. Change, M.C. Plauche, and J.J. Ohala, Markedness and Consonant Confusion Asymmetries. J. Cole and K. Iskarous, Effects of Vowel Context on Consonant Place Identification: Implications for a Theory of Phonologization. R.L. Diehl, M.R. Molis, and W.A. Castleman, Adaptive Design of Sound Systems: Some Auditory Considerations. L.M. Hyman, The Limits of Phonetic Determinism in Phonology: *NC Revisited. J. Padgett, Contrast Dispersion and Russian Palatalization. D. Steriade, Directional Asymmetries in Place Assimilation: A Perceptual Account. R. Wright, Perceptual Cues in Contrast Maintenance. Index.
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About Elizabeth V. Hume

Dr. Elizabeth Hume is currently an associate professor of Linguistics at The Ohio State University. She has also been a visiting research fellow at the University of Utrecht, and a faculty member of the LSA Summer Institute of Linguistics (1993, 2003). Her research in phonology includes work on feature theory, consonant/vowel interaction, metathesis, and the representation of geminate consonants. Keith Johnson (Ph.D., The Ohio State University) has taught at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, UCLA, Indiana University, and the University of Illinois. He has published papers in the Journal of the Acoustic Society of America, the Journal of Phonetics, and Phonetica, among others. He teaches in the Linguistics Department at The Ohio State University.
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