Use of complex phonological patterns in speech processing: Evidence from Korean

Natasha Warner, Jeesun Kim, Chris Davis, Anne Cutler

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-387
Number of pages35
JournalJournal of Linguistics
Volume41
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2005

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Use of complex phonological patterns in speech processing : Evidence from Korean. / Warner, Natasha; Kim, Jeesun; Davis, Chris; Cutler, Anne.

In: Journal of Linguistics, Vol. 41, No. 2, 07.2005, p. 353-387.

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Warner, Natasha ; Kim, Jeesun ; Davis, Chris ; Cutler, Anne. / Use of complex phonological patterns in speech processing : Evidence from Korean. In: Journal of Linguistics. 2005 ; Vol. 41, No. 2. pp. 353-387.
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