30-wordsentences - Language II Language II The words we...

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Unformatted text preview: Language II Language II The words we read are combined and ordered to produce sentences that form the basis for the language we speak Levels of spoken language Levels of spoken language Phonemes Phonemes Words Words Sentences Sentences Texts Texts Ambiguous information Need top- down input How is this information used? Overview Overview • Why is word recognition complex? Noisy stimulus; lexical ambiguity • Does knowledge affect word recognition? Semantic priming; computational models • How do we process syntax? Sentence structure • Do syntax and semantics interact? Aphasias; competing theories Overview Overview • Why is word recognition complex? Noisy stimulus; lexical ambiguity • Does knowledge affect word recognition? Semantic priming; computational models • How do we process syntax? Sentence structure • Do syntax and semantics interact? Aphasias; competing theories Segmentation Segmentation • No clear boundaries between words • Need to know words to know how to segment the “speech stream” SPEE SPEE CHWEEMACE CHWEEMACE EE EE Noisy stimulus Noisy stimulus • Poor recognition of single spoken words Pollack & Pickett (1964) Co-articulation across words Listeners recognize <50% of own words! • DifFculties hearing song lyrics … ‘ ‘ Scuse Scuse me while I kiss me while I kiss the sky the sky this guy this guy Like multiple meanings Like multiple meanings • "We may never see its like again ” - Noun • "Fruit fies like a banana” -Verb • "People o¡ like tastes agree” -Adjective • "The rate is more like 12 percent" -Adverb • "Time fies like an arrow” -Preposition • "They acted like they were scared” -Conj....
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2010 for the course PSYCH 85 211 taught by Professor Theissen during the Spring '10 term at Carnegie Mellon.

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30-wordsentences - Language II Language II The words we...

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