Journal of Phonetics volume 34, issue 2, P269-284 2006 DOI: 10.1016/j.wocn.2005.06.002 View full text
Anne Cutler, Andrea Weber, Takashi Otake

Abstract: AbstractThe mapping of phonetic information to lexical representations in second-language (L2) listening was examined using an eyetracking paradigm. Japanese listeners followed instructions in English to click on pictures in a display. When instructed to click on a picture of a rocket, they experienced interference when a picture of a locker was present, that is, they tended to look at the locker instead. However, when instructed to click on the locker, they were unlikely to look at the rocket. This asymmetry…

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