RuCCS Colloquia

On consonants, vowels, chicken and eggs

Luca Bonatti

Tuesday, February 06, 2007, 12:00pm - 07:00pm

Laboratory of Cognitive Development, SISSA/ISAS, Trieste, Italy and University of Paris VIII at St. Denis France

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I revise evidence suggesting that several learning mechanisms are active when a speech signal is analyzed, dedicated to extract extract words or rules from the speech stream. In particular, I will show that learners are sensitive to the fact that vowels and consonants tend to encode different types of information, always related to word or rule extraction. I will argue that the data I will present cannot be accounted for by nonlinguistic, general-purpose statistically-driven computations.

Luca Bonatti

The RuCCS Colloquia Series is organized by Dr. Julien Musolino and Dr. Sara Pixley. The talks are held on Tuesdays in the Psychology Building, Room 101 on the Busch Campus from 1:00-2:30pm.

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