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Do you see what I’m saying? Lip-reading in a second language

Studies on speech perception have tended to focus on sound as the only cue. In speech sciences, we usually talk about phonemes in terms of sounds, and we think of the ‘speech signal’ as being acoustic, mainly. But sound isn’t

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Read my lips, bilingual babies!

When I first heard about this study, I was in the middle of writing up my MA thesis on the effects of video for learning new speech sounds. I was washing the dishes and listening to the Science Friday podcast—I’m

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The Perceptual Assimilation Model

Recently I started a doctoral course at Sophia, and so far it’s been really great. I’m doing everything that I want to be doing, the other students in the lab are wonderful people, and Arai-sensei has been good at giving

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