Articulatory duration in single-word speech production

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Three different speech production paradigms assessed C. T. Kello, D. C. Plaut, and B. MacWhinney's (2000) claim that the characteristics of speech production flexibly vary between staged and cascaded modes depending on task demand. All experiments measured response latencies and durations of single words without and with a response deadline. Experiment 1 used a picture-word interference task; Experiment 2 blocked pictures either by semantic category or by word-initial overlap; and Experiment 3 used a Stroop paradigm. In all cases, systematic effects of semantic and form relatedness were obtained on latencies but not on response durations. These results support the assumption that articulation, as assessed by response duration, is never influenced by central cognitive processes once a response has been initiated.
Translated title of the contributionArticulatory duration in single-word speech production
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)416 - 431
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition
Volume29 (3)
Publication statusPublished - May 2003

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Publisher: American Psychological Association

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