Accession Number : AD0779237

Title :   Contextual Constraints and the Perception of Speech,

Corporate Author : MCGILL UNIV MONTREAL (QUEBEC)

Personal Author(s) : Rosenberg,Steven ; Lambert,Wallace E.

Report Date : 01 FEB 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : In the shadowing of connected discourse, Ss' performance deteriorated when intersentence relations were altered or disrupted. The following three methods were used to disrupt intersentence relations: (a) insertion of extraneous material, (b) permutation of sentence order, and (c) deletion of sentences. The insertion of extraneous material had the greatest effect on shadowing performance. This performance was most disrupted in the passages with the greatest numer of anaphoric relations. At the shadowing lags found in the present study, Ss used intersentence relations as cues in their speech processing.

Descriptors :   *Auditory perception, *Speech recognition, Performance(Human), Test methods, Interference, Natural language, Statistical analysis, Canada

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE