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CLS Speaker Series - Laurel Brehm (Penn State University) Language Anomalies in Comprehension and Production

When Mar 17, 2017
from 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Where 127 Moore
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Language Anomalies in Comprehension and Production 

Not all utterances are produced as planned, and not all individuals would consider the same utterances to be well- formed. This variability means that comprehenders are required to extract meaning from utterances that are anomalous to them. In the present work, I demonstrate the interplay between what is produced, what is comprehended, and the speaker-specific cues that listeners use to infer meaning from anomalous utterances. I outline two experiments that show how readers extract meaning from speech errors and dialect variations alike in a fashion that considers speaker- specific properties. I then integrate these data within new models of production and comprehension, showing how examination of errors and speaker-driven variable forms can illuminate the mind’s architecture.