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qIn Speech, Alvin Liberman leaps from milestone to milestone in his four decades-long exploration of the speech module. It leads inevitably to the deep insight that the parity of speech perception and production hinges on articulatory gestures, which are--ab initio--unique to both speech and mankind. -- Willem Levelt, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics qWhat Liberman has done in this volume is to weave together the history and scientific substance of the field; as such it is more than the set of findings, marvelous as these are: It succeeds in being a disquisition on the process of scientific discovery quite broadly. As the best bonus of all, Liberman has brought his incredible humor, grace, and style into the writing. This is a fabulous work; it will be of lasting interest to quite a wide scientific audience ranging from psychologists to cognitive scientists to philosophers of science.q -- Lila Gleitman, University of Pennsylvania Alvin Liberman and his colleagues at the Haskins Laboratory in New Haven created the techniques, the methods, and the insights appropriate to the study of speech perception. This volume brings together a carefully edited collecton of twenty-three of their most important research articles, along with an introduction by Liberman that charts the progress of the research -- the errors as well as the hits -- over the past five decades.Stimuli The purpose of this experiment required that a schematic stop be presented for auditory identification (as p, t, or k) ... of frequency positions could be had by placing the schematic stop at intervals of 360 ~ within the range 360 to 4320 ~ .

Author:Alvin Meyer Liberman
Publisher:MIT Press - 1996-01


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