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Lexical segmentation in Slovak and German von Hanulíková, Adriana (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 31.10.2012
  • Verlag: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co.KG
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Lexical segmentation in Slovak and German

All humans are equipped with perceptual and articulatory mechanisms which (in healthy humans) allow them to learn to perceive and produce speech. One basic question in psycholinguistics is whether humans share similar underlying processing mechanisms for all languages, or whether these are fundamentally different due to the diversity of languages and speakers. This book provides a cross-linguistic examination of speech comprehension by investigating word recognition in users of different languages. The focus is on how listeners segment the quasi-continuous stream of sounds that they hear into a sequence of discrete words, and how a universal segmentation principle, the Possible Word Constraint, applies in the recognition of Slovak and German.


    Format: PDF
    Kopierschutz: watermark
    Seitenzahl: 128
    Erscheinungsdatum: 31.10.2012
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9783050062273
    Verlag: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co.KG
    Serie: Studia grammatica Bd.69
    Größe: 4980kBytes
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