Speech perception

Randy L. Diehl, Andrew J Lotto, Lori L. Holt

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

233 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This chapter focuses on one of the first steps in comprehending spoken language: How do listeners extract the most fundamental linguistic elements-consonants and vowels, or the distinctive features which compose them - from the acoustic signal? We begin by describing three major theoretical perspectives on the perception of speech. Then we review several lines of research that are relevant to distinguishing these perspectives. The research topics surveyed include categorical perception, phonetic context effects, learning of speech and related nonspeech categories, and the relation between speech perception and production. Finally, we describe challenges facing each of the major theoretical perspectives on speech perception.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-179
Number of pages31
JournalAnnual Review of Psychology
Volume55
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Speech Perception
Phonetics
Linguistics
Research
Acoustics
Language
Learning

Keywords

  • Auditory pattern recognition
  • Categorical perception
  • Perceptual learning
  • Phonetic context effects
  • Speech production

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

Cite this

Speech perception. / Diehl, Randy L.; Lotto, Andrew J; Holt, Lori L.

In: Annual Review of Psychology, Vol. 55, 2004, p. 149-179.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Diehl, Randy L. ; Lotto, Andrew J ; Holt, Lori L. / Speech perception. In: Annual Review of Psychology. 2004 ; Vol. 55. pp. 149-179.
@article{69360809d7144348a0daf4b44cedb823,
title = "Speech perception",
abstract = "This chapter focuses on one of the first steps in comprehending spoken language: How do listeners extract the most fundamental linguistic elements-consonants and vowels, or the distinctive features which compose them - from the acoustic signal? We begin by describing three major theoretical perspectives on the perception of speech. Then we review several lines of research that are relevant to distinguishing these perspectives. The research topics surveyed include categorical perception, phonetic context effects, learning of speech and related nonspeech categories, and the relation between speech perception and production. Finally, we describe challenges facing each of the major theoretical perspectives on speech perception.",
keywords = "Auditory pattern recognition, Categorical perception, Perceptual learning, Phonetic context effects, Speech production",
author = "Diehl, {Randy L.} and Lotto, {Andrew J} and Holt, {Lori L.}",
year = "2004",
doi = "10.1146/annurev.psych.55.090902.142028",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "55",
pages = "149--179",
journal = "Annual Review of Psychology",
issn = "0066-4308",
publisher = "Annual Reviews Inc.",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Speech perception

AU - Diehl, Randy L.

AU - Lotto, Andrew J

AU - Holt, Lori L.

PY - 2004

Y1 - 2004

N2 - This chapter focuses on one of the first steps in comprehending spoken language: How do listeners extract the most fundamental linguistic elements-consonants and vowels, or the distinctive features which compose them - from the acoustic signal? We begin by describing three major theoretical perspectives on the perception of speech. Then we review several lines of research that are relevant to distinguishing these perspectives. The research topics surveyed include categorical perception, phonetic context effects, learning of speech and related nonspeech categories, and the relation between speech perception and production. Finally, we describe challenges facing each of the major theoretical perspectives on speech perception.

AB - This chapter focuses on one of the first steps in comprehending spoken language: How do listeners extract the most fundamental linguistic elements-consonants and vowels, or the distinctive features which compose them - from the acoustic signal? We begin by describing three major theoretical perspectives on the perception of speech. Then we review several lines of research that are relevant to distinguishing these perspectives. The research topics surveyed include categorical perception, phonetic context effects, learning of speech and related nonspeech categories, and the relation between speech perception and production. Finally, we describe challenges facing each of the major theoretical perspectives on speech perception.

KW - Auditory pattern recognition

KW - Categorical perception

KW - Perceptual learning

KW - Phonetic context effects

KW - Speech production

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=1842433604&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=1842433604&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1146/annurev.psych.55.090902.142028

DO - 10.1146/annurev.psych.55.090902.142028

M3 - Article

C2 - 14744213

AN - SCOPUS:1842433604

VL - 55

SP - 149

EP - 179

JO - Annual Review of Psychology

JF - Annual Review of Psychology

SN - 0066-4308

ER -