First International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 90)

Kobe, Japan
November 18-22, 1990

Relationship Between Speech Perception and Production In Language Acquisition

Paula Menyuk

Boston University, Boston, MA, USA

The relation between speech perception and production during the period of lexical acquisition is still a matter of much discussion but little resolution. There have been three principal models that have been proposed to explain possible relations between perception and production. These models, the data they account for and the questions they leave unanswered will be discussed. A fourth model will be presented which attempts to explain the relation between speech perception and production when taking into account other aspects of language, and all possible constraints on the process of mapping perceptions into productions. The model will be tested by examining how well it can account for different types of findings about young children's speech production.

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Bibliographic reference.  Menyuk, Paula (1990): "Relationship between speech perception and production in language acquisition", In ICSLP-1990, 733-736.