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A syllable-based net-linguistic approach to lexical access

  • Claudia Kunze
Conference paper
Part of the Informatik-Fachberichte book series (INFORMATIK, volume 252)

Abstract

This paper is concerned with a net-linguistic approach to the simulation of lexical access focussing on the syllable as the basic unit in speech processing. A connectionist localist architecture serves to represent a hierarchically organized multi-layered structure ranging from simple peripheral levels like the phoneme layer up to more complex conceptual levels (syllabic, morphemic and word layers) that are involved in word recognition. Besides this stratification, the parallel processing mode and an overall mechanism to shift incoming units serve to develop a network that demonstrates the growth of phonomorphological structure and its ambiguities while at the same time preserving the temporal dimension of speech.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claudia Kunze
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  1. 1.Sprachwissenschaftliches InstitutRuhr-Universität BochumBochum 1Germany

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