Thursday, 27 September, 4.00-5 pm: Jessie Nixon

Speech production and visual word recognition involve automatic activation of subphonemic information: Evidence from Chinese tones

Venue: Van Wijkplaats 4, room 1

In this talk, I will first give an introduction to current psycholinguistic models of phonological processing in speech production. I will then present some more specific data from my own research, as follows:

The extent to which detailed phonetic information is retained or compressed in speech has been intensely debated in recent speech production research. Yet studies have focused mainly on segmental processing. The present study investigated whether Mandarin word production activates phoneme-level or subphonemic representations of lexical tone.