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Cognitive Science 27 (2003) 285298 Short communication

Summary: Cognitive Science 27 (2003) 285298
Short communication
Lexical effects on compensation for coarticulation:
the ghost of Christmash past
James S. Magnusona,, Bob McMurrayb,
Michael K. Tanenhausb, Richard N. Aslinb
Department of Psychology, Columbia University, 1190 Amsterdam Ave.,
MC 5501, New York City, NY 10027, USA
University of Rochester, New York, NY, USA
Received 9 September 2002; received in revised form 16 December 2002; accepted 25 December 2002
The question of when and how bottom-up input is integrated with top-down knowledge has been
debated extensively within cognition and perception, and particularly within language processing. A
long running debate about the architecture of the spoken-word recognition system has centered on the
locus of lexical effects on phonemic processing: does lexical knowledge influence phoneme percep-
tion through feedback, or post-perceptually in a purely feedforward system? Elman and McClelland
(1988) reported that lexically restored ambiguous phonemes influenced the perception of the following
phoneme, supporting models with feedback from lexical to phonemic representations. Subsequently,


Source: Aslin, Richard N. - Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester
DeAngelis, Gregory - Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester


Collections: Biology and Medicine