Contextual Constraints and the Perception of Speech,
MCGILL UNIV MONTREAL (QUEBEC)
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In the shadowing of connected discourse, Ss performance deteriorated when intersentence relations were altered or disrupted. The following three methods were used to disrupt intersentence relations a insertion of extraneous material, b permutation of sentence order, and c deletion of sentences. The insertion of extraneous material had the greatest effect on shadowing performance. This performance was most disrupted in the passages with the greatest numer of anaphoric relations. At the shadowing lags found in the present study, Ss used intersentence relations as cues in their speech processing.