Fossil markers of language development: Phonological "deafnesses" in adult speech processing. Dupoux, E. and Peperkamp, S. In Laks, B. and Durand, J., editors, Phonetics, phonology and cognition, pages 168-190. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Fossil markers of language development: Phonological "deafnesses" in adult speech processing [pdf]Paper  abstract   bibtex   
The sound pattern of the language(s) we have heard as infants affects the way in which we perceive linguistic sounds as adults. Typically, some foreign sounds are very difficult to perceive accurately, even after extensive training. For instance, native speakers of French have troubles distinguishing foreign words that differ only in the position of main stress, French being a language in which stress is not contrastive. In this paper, we propose to explore the perception of foreign sounds cross-linguistically in order to understand the processes that govern early language acquisition. Specifically, we propose to test the hypothesis that early language acquisition begins by using only regularities that infants can observe in the surface speech stream (Bottom-Up Bootstrapping), and compare it with the hypothesis that they use all possible sources of information, including, for instance, word boundaries (Interactive Bootstrapping). We set up a research paradigm using the stress system, since it allows to test the various options at hand within a single test procedure. We distinguish four types of regular stress systems the acquisition of which requires different sources of information. We show that the two hypotheses make contrastive predictions as to the pattern of stress perception of adults in these four types of languages. We conclude that cross-linguistic research of adults speech perception, when coupled with detailed linguistic analysis, can be brought to bear on important issues of language acquisition.
@incollection{dupoux_fossil_2002,
	Address = {Oxford},
	Author = {Dupoux, Emmanuel and Peperkamp, Sharon},
	Booktitle = {Phonetics, phonology and cognition},
	Date = {2002},
	Date-Modified = {2017-05-05 19:25:14 +0000},
	Editor = {Laks, Bernard and Durand, Jacques},
	Keywords = {French, L2, lexical stress, phonetics, prosody, Spanish, speech perception},
	Pages = {168-190},
	Publisher = {Oxford University Press},
	Title = {Fossil markers of language development: Phonological "deafnesses" in adult speech processing},
	Url = {http://www.lscp.net/persons/dupoux/papers/Dupoux_Peperkamp_2002_Fossil_markers_phonological_deafness.In_Royaumont_OUP.pdf},
	Abstract = {The sound pattern of the language(s) we have heard as infants affects the way in which we perceive linguistic sounds as adults. Typically, some foreign sounds are very difficult to perceive accurately, even after extensive training. For instance, native speakers of French have troubles distinguishing foreign words that differ only in the position of main stress, French being a language in which stress is not contrastive. In this paper, we propose to explore the perception of foreign sounds cross-linguistically in order to understand the processes that govern early language acquisition. Specifically, we propose to test the hypothesis that early language acquisition begins by using only regularities that infants can observe in the surface speech stream (Bottom-Up Bootstrapping), and compare it with the hypothesis that they use all possible sources of information, including, for instance, word boundaries (Interactive Bootstrapping). We set up a research paradigm using the stress system, since it allows to test the various options at hand within a single test procedure. We distinguish four types of regular stress systems the acquisition of which requires different sources of information. We show that the two hypotheses make contrastive predictions as to the pattern of stress perception of adults in these four types of languages. We conclude that cross-linguistic research of adults speech perception, when coupled with detailed linguistic analysis, can be brought to bear on important issues of language acquisition.},
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