Human beings are currently the only entities that can process language at all
well. An understanding of what is known about how they are able to do it is
essential, both for its own sake and a a point of contrast with current
technological approaches. This topic are covers current theories and models of
human language processing drawn from Psychology, Cognitive Science, Linguistics,
and Psycholinguistics. Since part of the contents is already mentioned under
the heading of Theoretical Linguistics and Natural Language Processing, the
emphasis is here on Cognitive Science and Psycholinguistics.
- Cues, feature detectors
- Categorical perception
- Production-oriented theories: analysis by synthesis, motor theory, quantal
- Perception-oriented theories: auditory theory of speech perception,
Language acquisition and language development
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Academic Press, New York.
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2, Papers in speech communication.), Acoustical Society of America,
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