What is the pronunciation for -ough and the spelling for /u/? A database for computing feedforward and feedback consistency in English

Johannes C. Ziegler, Greg Stone, Arthur M. Jacobs

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Abstract

Recent studies suggest that performance attendant on visual word perception is affected not only by feedforward inconsistency (i.e., multiple ways to pronounce a spelling) but also by feedback inconsistency (i.e., multiple ways to spell a pronunciation). In the present study, we provide a statistical analysis of these types of inconsistency for all monosyllabic English words. This database can be used as a tool for controlling, selecting, and constructing stimulus materials for psycholinguistic and neuropsychological research. Such large-scale statistical analyses are necessary devices for developing metrics of inconsistency, for generating hypotheses for psycholinguistic experiments, and for building models of word perception, speech perception, and spelling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)600-618
Number of pages19
JournalBehavior Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers
Volume29
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1997

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What is the pronunciation for -ough and the spelling for /u/? A database for computing feedforward and feedback consistency in English. / Ziegler, Johannes C.; Stone, Greg; Jacobs, Arthur M.

In: Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers, Vol. 29, No. 4, 1997, p. 600-618.

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