Monday, September 06, 2010

A different kind of 'sound change' research at Wisconsin

Our local Wisconsin Week paper — the university weekly just ran a piece about some work on campus by Christian Stilp and Keith Kluender in Psychology. It appeared in PNAS recently(abstract here) and though I'd seen the piece, I suddenly realized we hadn't called attention to it here.

For the readers into speech sounds, this work aims to provide some underpinning for the notion of sonority and it also, I think, more generally focuses on a really dynamic approach to understanding sounds, how we perceive in terms of change. The image below (from the paper) will fill in some detail on what's in the abstract. Pretty cool.

I'm heading out the door but this is something that we should have a meaty post about ...

1 comment:

london psichology said...

I am very interested on "neuropsychology". amazing how human mind could behave.