volume 34, issue 4, P485-499 2006
DOI: 10.1016/j.wocn.2005.08.004
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Keith Johnson

Abstract: Two sets of data are discussed in terms of an exemplar resonance model of the lexicon. First, a cross-linguistic review of vowel formant measurements indicate that phonetic differences between male and female talkers are a function of language, dissociated to a certain extent from vocal tract length.Second, an auditory word recognition study (Strand, 2000) indicates that listeners can process words faster when the talker has a stereotypical sounding voice. An exemplar resonance model of perception derives thes…

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