The Time Course of Prelexical Processing: The Syllabic Hypothesis Revisited: Emmanuel Dupoux
INTRODUCTION There are two main problems in spoken word recognition. The first one
is to understand how speech sounds are categorised, for example, how various utterances of 'dog' are perceived as the same speech object. The second is to model how these categorised sounds, or prelexical representations, are mapped onto lexical and phonological representations. In this chapter, I will address mainly the second issue, and examine how recent data using segment detection tasks can tease apart the various hypotheses about prelexical processing.