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.