Notes from speaker ling

Notes from speaker ling - Is Perception veridical (or true...

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Is Perception veridical (or true to the source)? Deception may be close to veridical. Perception is NOT veridical. Information about words: Sound, expectations, other sensory information How is spoken language different than written language? Writing: visual, symbolic, atemporal, discrete (edges of words and letters marked) Speech: auditory, body movement to display speech, unfold in time, overlapped (edges of words and phonological units not apparent) Sound Wave: no ‘spaces’ or silences between words or between phonological units Puzzle: Lack of segmentability Symbolic representation (di) and (du) - Indicates two units Physical signal: not possible to separate the consonant from the vowel Puzzle: Lack of Invariance In isolation: - Non speech chirps - Different But in speech: - Same consonant (d) 1. Different acoustic sounds may be perceived as the same phonological unit - same word and same phonological units do not always literally sound the same 2. same sounds may be perceived as different phonological units (e.g. mcgurk effect)
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2012 for the course LING 110Lg taught by Professor Borer during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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