speech segmentation

Chapter 11 Activity

1. Discuss how people perceive separate words in spoken sentences. Describe speech segmentation and discuss the role of context in this process.

2. Give an example of a garden-path sentence. Explain the syntax-first and interactionist approaches to parsing such sentences.

3. Define inference as it applies to text processing. Write a sample narrative paragraph that includes examples of anaphoric inference, instrument inference, and causal inference. Identify and describe each occurrence.

4. Define the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis and describe the experiments on color perception that support it.