Syllable monitoring in internally and externally generated english words

MORGAN, J. L. and WHEELDON, L. R. (2003). Syllable monitoring in internally and externally generated english words. Journal of psycholinguistic research, 32 (3), 269-296.

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The ability of English speakers to monitor internally and externally generated words for syllables was investigated in this paper. An internal speech monitoring task required participants to silently generate a carrier word on hearing a semantically related prompt word (e.g., reveal—divulge). These productions were monitored for prespecified target strings that were either a syllable match (e.g., /dai/), a syllable mismatch (e.g., /daiv/), or unrelated (e.g., /hju:/) to the initial syllable of the word. In all three experiments the longer target sequence was monitored for faster. However, this tendency reached significance only when the longer string also matched a syllable in the carrier word. External speech versions of each experiment were run that yielded a similar influence of syllabicity but only when the syllable match string also had a closed structure. It was concluded that any influence of syllabicity found using either task reflected the properties of a shared perception-based monitoring system.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sequence monitoring, internal speech, speech monitor
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Psychology Research Group
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Page Range: 269-296
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2008
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2021 01:15

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