This article investigates the mechanisms responsible for fast changes in processing foreign-accented speech.

Overall, our results suggest that, despite a lack of improvement in phonetic discrimination, native listeners experience changes at lexical-semantic levels of processing after brief exposure to foreign-accented speech. Moreover, these results suggest that lexical access, semantic integration and linguistic re-analysis processes are permeable to external factors, such as the accent of the speaker.

Processing changes when listening to foreign-accented speech

 

This article was published in:

  • Romero-Rivas C, Martin CD and Costa A (2015) Processing changes when listening to foreign-accented speech. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 9:167. doi: 10.3389/ fnhum.2015. 00167