Chunking in Language
Units of meaning and processing
How can we understand fast-flowing speech? Ordinary speech may not strike us as particularly fast, but it fleets by inexorably, leaving no trace. We must be quick about processing it, because it will not last. While we are making sense of what we are just hearing, there is more coming in, and our working memory has very limited capacity. The CLUMP project research team is investigating the ways in which humans chunk up real-time speech rapidly into processable, meaningful units that enable them to succeed in making sense of it.
How do humans make sense of a continuous, fleeting stream of real-time speech, where what we have just heard is continually replaced by new...
How do native and fluent speakers chunk continuous speech?
Results of a two-year study presented at VALP5 in Copenhagen.
"Chunks and chunking": symposium at the AILA 2021
Anna Mauranen and Alice Blumenthal-Dramé held a symposium on chunking at the last day of AILA Congress organised online.