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Full Title: Bias in Speech Perception

Location: Aarhus, Denmark
Start Date: 19-Sep-2014 - 19-Sep-2014
Contact: Marjoleine Sloos
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Meeting Description: This session is devoted to studies on the occurrence of bias in speech perception, its neurolinguistic correlates, and the factors that correlate with perceptual bias.

Recent research showed that speech perception can be influenced by social categorization. Perceived age, gender, the overall dialect or ethnolect, the sexual orientation, and the ethnic background of the speaker are among the factors that may lead to certain expectations regarding the pronunciation. Subsequently, these expectations can easily lead to misjudgements regarding accuracy of speech in e.g. speech therapy or second language acquisition. These expectations may also lead to misidentification of speech segments among naïve speakers as well as professional linguists. This potentially affects speech transcriptions in dialectology and sociolinguistics and phonological descriptions in fieldwork and anthropological linguistics.

Keynote Speakers:

Ocke Bohn (Aarhus University) on bias in second language phonetics.
Katie Drager (University of Hawaii) on perceptual bias in sociolinguistics.
Linguistic Subfield: Neurolinguistics; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 25.1217

This is a session of the following meeting:
Bias in Auditory Perception

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