Putting phonetic context effects into context: A commentary on Fowler (2006)

Andrew J. Lotto, Lori L. Holt

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On the basis of a review of the literature and three new experiments, Fowler (2006) concludes that a contrast account for phonetic context effects is not tenable and is inferior to a gestural account. We believe that this conclusion is premature and that it is based on a restricted set of assumptions about a general perceptual account. Here, we briefly address the criticisms of Fowler (2006), with the intent of clarifying what a general auditory and learning approach to speech perception entails.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)178-183
Number of pages6
JournalPerception and Psychophysics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Psychology(all)

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