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* Corresponding author 1 Brain and Language Research Institute 2 LPL - Laboratoire Parole et Langage 3 SFL - Structures Formelles du Langage

Abstract : the two consonants are categorized can be manipulated by introducing subtle changes in the information these participants were given about the identity of the speaker that produced the stimuli. Our results are in accordance with recent studies showing native-like performance in bilinguals on a categorization task and, importantly, extend these findings to speakers of a Creole language. In addition, these results show that speech sound categorization can be influenced by information about the speaker-s social identity and thus argue for models that postulate rich speech sound representations.

Keywords : social characteristics exemplar models speech perception bilingualism Mauritian creole

Author: Sophie Dufour - Sibylle Kriegel - Muhsina Alleesaib - Noël Nguyen -



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