Fourth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Madrid, Spain
September 18-21, 1995

Interferences Between Phonemes: Evidence for "Perceptual Domains" in Continuous Speech Perception

S. Wauquier-Gravelines

Laboratoire de Psychologie Experimentale, Université Pans 5 / CNRS URA 316, Paris, France

This paper presents 3 experiments in which the detection of initial vowel monitoring was performed on words preceded by critical words containing a phoneme similar to the target. Results show that in this case, the detection time of the target is increased. But we observe that this "interference effect" only emerges when the two words appear in the same prosodic group. This suggests that the interference effect seems to be sensitive to prosodic information. Thus, it could be tool to investigate the area of prosodic segmentation of speech. Key-words: Psycholingui sties, Speech Segmentation, Prosody.

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Bibliographic reference.  Wauquier-Gravelines, S. (1995): "Interferences between phonemes: evidence for "perceptual domains" in continuous speech perception", In EUROSPEECH-1995, 963-966.