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Title: 'Use of complex phonological patterns in speech processing: evidence from Korean'
Author: NatashaL.Warner
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Homepage: 'http://www.u.arizona.edu/~nwarner'
Institution: 'University of Arizona'
Author: JeesunKim
Institution: 'University of Melbourne'
Author: ChrisDavis
Institution: 'University of Melbourne'
Author: AnneCutler
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Homepage: 'http://www.mpi.nl/people/cutler-anne'
Institution: 'Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics'
Linguistic Field: 'Phonology'
Subject Language: 'Korean'
Abstract: Korean has a very complex phonology, with many interacting alternations. In a coronal-/i/ sequence, depending on the type of phonological boundary present, alternations such as palatalization, nasal insertion, nasal assimilation, coda neutralization, and intervocalic voicing can apply. This paper investigates how the phonological patterns of Korean affect processing of morphemes and words. Past research on languages such as English, German, Dutch, and Finnish has shown that listeners exploit syllable structure constraints in processing speech and segmenting it into words. The current study shows that in parsing speech, listeners also use much more complex patterns that relate the surface phonological string to various boundaries.

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This article appears in Journal of Linguistics Vol. 41, Issue 2, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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