Going with TRACE beyond Infant Mispronunciation Studies: Lexical Networks and Phoneme Competition


The TRACE model of speech perception (McClelland & Elman, 1986) is used to simulate graded sensitivity to mispronunciations of familiar words as reported by White and Morgan (2008). Our simulations predict that phoneme or lexical competition may be absent in the mental lexicons of the 19- month-old infants tested experimentally.

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