28 Mar 2006
Is auditory word recognition direct or indirect?
Models of spoken word recognition tend to make the assumption that the recognition of words involves the recognition of smaller, phoneme-sized units. I am investigating this issue with a combination of word-learning, repetition-priming and phonetic-categorisation paradigms, and I am now in a position to present the first fruits of this research. The results are yet very tentative but quite promising, and - as far as they go - appear to support direct word recognition.