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Processing of illegal consonant clusters: A case of perceptual assimilation?
|Published in||Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 1998, vol. 24, no. 2, p. 592-608|
|Abstract||Evidence is presented for a perceptual shift affecting consonant clusters that are phonotacti- cally illegal, albeit pronounceable, in French. They are perceived as phonetically close legal clusters. Specifically, word-initial /dl/ and /tl/ are heard as /gl/ and /kl/, respectively. In 2 phonemic gating experiments, participants generally judged short gates—which did not yet contain information about the 2nd consonant tl—as being dental stops. However, as information for the /!/ became available in larger gates, a perceptual shift developed in which the initial stops were increasingly judged to be velars. A final phoneme monitoring test suggested that this kind of shift took place on-line during speech processing and with some extratemporal processing cost. These results provide evidence for the automatic integration of low-level phonetic information into a more abstract code determined by the native phonological system.|
Perception et production de la parole
|HALLÉ, Pierre A. et al. Processing of illegal consonant clusters: A case of perceptual assimilation?. In: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 1998, vol. 24, n° 2, p. 592-608. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:83267|