When is indexical information about speech activated? Evidence from a cross-modal priming experiment

Benjamin Munson, Renata Solum

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    Abstract

    Listeners were asked to judge talkers' sex from audio samples. Pictures of men, women, or a neutral visual stimulus were presented concurrent with, 150 ms before, or 150 ms after the spoken stimulus. Listeners' identification of sex for men's voices was most strongly affected by the visual stimulus when it was presented 150 ms after the stimulus. Voice-picture mismatches affected recognition of women's voices earlier than recognition of men's. Thus, while indexical information might most typically be activated late in processing, some socioindexical categories like sex can be activated early and remain active throughout processing.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages1521-1524
    Number of pages4
    StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
    Event11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association: Spoken Language Processing for All, INTERSPEECH 2010 - Makuhari, Chiba, Japan
    Duration: Sep 26 2010Sep 30 2010

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    Other11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association: Spoken Language Processing for All, INTERSPEECH 2010
    CountryJapan
    CityMakuhari, Chiba
    Period9/26/109/30/10

    Keywords

    • Audiovisual integration
    • Cross-modal priming
    • Sex
    • Sociophonetics
    • Speech perception

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    Munson, B., & Solum, R. (2010). When is indexical information about speech activated? Evidence from a cross-modal priming experiment. 1521-1524. Paper presented at 11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association: Spoken Language Processing for All, INTERSPEECH 2010, Makuhari, Chiba, Japan.