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Linguistics Colloquium Talk – Bakst & Niziolek

February 28, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Does schwa have an auditory target? An altered auditory feedback study

Sarah Bakst & Caroline A. Niziolek

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Schwa is cross-linguistically described as having a variable target (e.g. Koopmans-van Beinum 1994). The present study examines whether speakers are sensitive to auditory feedback when producing schwa. When speakers hear themselves producing a version of their speech where formants have been altered, they will change their motor plans on-line so that their altered feedback is a better match to the target (e.g. Houde & Jordan 1998). If schwa has no target, then feedback mismatches may not drive a change in production.


February 28, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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386 Van Hise