Memory & Cognition

, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp 320–326

Listeners' uses ofum anduh in speech comprehension


DOI: 10.3758/BF03194926

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Fox Tree, J.E. Memory & Cognition (2001) 29: 320. doi:10.3758/BF03194926


Despite their frequency in conversational talk, little is known about howums anduhs affect listeners' on-line processing of spontaneous speech. Two studies ofums anduhs in English and Dutch reveal that hearing anuh has a beneficial effect on listeners' ability to recognize words in upcoming speech, but that hearing anum has neither a beneficial nor a detrimental effect. The results suggest thatum anduh are different from one another and support the hypothesis thatuh is a signal of short upcoming delay andum is a signal of a long upcoming delay.

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© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Psychology Department, Social Sciences IIUniversity of CaliforniaSanta Cruz

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