Speech perception and production

Elizabeth D. Casserly, David Pisoni

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Abstract

Until recently, research in speech perception and speech production has largely focused on the search for psychological and phonetic evidence of discrete, abstract, context-free symbolic units corresponding to phonological segments or phonemes. Despite this common conceptual goal and intimately related objects of study, however, research in these two domains of speech communication has progressed more or less independently for more than 60 years. In this article, we present an overview of the foundational works and current trends in the two fields, specifically discussing the progress made in both lines of inquiry as well as the basic fundamental issues that neither has been able to resolve satisfactorily so far. We then discuss theoretical models and recent experimental evidence that point to the deep, pervasive connections between speech perception and production. We conclude that although research focusing on each domain individually has been vital in increasing our basic understanding of spoken language processing, the human capacity for speech communication is so complex that gaining a full understanding will not be possible until speech perception and production are conceptually reunited in a joint approach to problems shared by both modes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)629-647
Number of pages19
JournalWiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science
Volume1
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2010

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Speech perception and production. / Casserly, Elizabeth D.; Pisoni, David.

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