DOI:​10.1080/01690969308406954
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The status of the syllable in the perception of spanish and englisb
D. Bradley, R. Sánchez-Casas, J. E. García-Albea
Published 1993
Computer Science

Language and Cognitive Processes
Abstract A series of monitoring studies is reported, in replication of the cross-language research of Cutler, Mehler, Norris and Segui (1983; 1986), which found evidence of language-specific… Expand
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