Slips of the Ear

Slips of the Ear : Errors in the Perception of Casual Conversation

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Occasionally, listeners' strategies for dealing with casual speech lead them into an erroneous perception of the intended message - a slip of the ear. When such errors occur, listeners report hearing, as clearly and distinctly as any correctly perceived stretch of speech, something that does not correspond to the speaker's utterance. This book describes and analyzes a collection of almost 1000 examples of misperceptions from real-life conversations. Its coverage includes: complete data set of misperceptions in casual conversation; language understanding in ordinary circumstances; and, classifications and descriptions according to linguistic properties.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 212 pages
  • 158.2 x 235.7 x 15.2mm | 482.72g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 0121133400
  • 9780121133405

Table of contents

Foreword. Preface. Introduction. Vowel Misperceptions. Consonant Misperceptions. Misperceptions of The Shape of Words. Children's Misperceptions. The Lexicon. Syntax. Summary and Conclusions. Appendix A: Experimental Errors. Appendix B: Data Set. References. Subject Index.
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