Linguistics Events

Oct 14

"Spoken word recognition: Lexical effects and individual differences."

Please join the Linguistics department for a public talk presented by Prof. Julia Strand, visiting assistant professor of psychology.

Friday, October 14th, 2011
4:45 – 5:45 pm / Language & Dining Center (LDC) 104

2011-12 Carleton Linguistics Colloquium Series


The processing of spoken language requires rapid computation of acoustic, temporal, phonological, and semantic information. Remarkably, humans are able to parse speech almost instantly and effortlessly.  However, the ease with which words are recognized depends on lexical characteristics of the words themselves, cognitive abilities of the perceiver, and the perceptual modality through which the words are transmitted.  In addition to work on these issues, Dr. Strand will discuss her work on the neurological mechanisms through which auditory and visual information (seeing the talker) are integrated in speech perception.

Sponsored by Linguistics. Contact: Cherlon Ussery