Memory & Cognition

, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp 320–326 | Cite as

Listeners' uses ofum anduh in speech comprehension



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

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