Aspects of Assimilation, session 5
Assimilation and Lexical Processing

LOT Summer School 1998, Friday 26 June 1998.

Underlying vs. Surface Representation

Table 5.1: Predicted response preference, after initial CV- gate, according to UR and SR hypotheses
CV(N) CV(C) CV~(C)
Beng 3 Eng 2 Beng 3 Eng 2 Beng 3 Eng 2
UR CV~C CVN CVC
CVN
CVC
CVN
CV~C --
SR CV~C
CVN
CVN CVC CVC CV~C
CVN
--


Viable assimilation facilitates recognition

Deletion of /t/ between obstruents: e.g. wachtgeld, postbode, lastpak, etc.

stimulus:
Op zaterdag komt hij meestal rond twee uur de post brengen.

assimilation conditions were constructed from...
(i) Op zaterdag komt hij meestal rond twee uur de pos(t) bezorgen.
(ii) Op zaterdag komt hij meestal rond twee uur de post openen.

no assim RT=330ms || with assim RT=309ms

scriptie J. Krull (1998)


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Last updated on June 25, 1998, by Hugo Quené.