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Denis Burnham, Auditory-Visual Speech Perception: Ubiquity, Development Within and Between Languages, Perceptual Attunement, and Reading
 
Date: Jun 07, 2019

What: Auditory-Visual Speech Perception: Ubiquity, Development Within and Between Languages, Perceptual Attunement, and Reading

Where: BCBL auditorium

Who: Denis Burnham, Research Professor of Speech and Language, MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia.

When: 12:00 PM


Speech perception is auditory-visual. This is well-known.

By presenting data on some less well-known aspects of auditory-visual speech perception, I will strengthen the case for its integral and pervasive role in language processing and language development. I will cover:

    Ubiquity: Auditory-visual speech perception of lexical tone, and of phonetic level auditory-visual non-native speech processing
    Within-Language Development: In infants and toddlers with reference to perceptual attunement
    Between-Language Development:  Auditory-visual speech perception differences between languages
    Developmental Locus: When auditory-visual speech perception diverges across languages.
    Functional Locus: Why auditory-visual speech perception diverges across languages – the second period of perceptual attunement, reading, and dyslexia.