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Anne Cutler

Anne Cutler is Director of the Language Comprehension Department at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and Professor, MARCS Auditory Laboratories at the University of Western Sydney, Australia.

Titles by This Author

Language Experience and the Recognition of Spoken Words

Understanding speech in our native tongue seems natural and effortless; listening to speech in a nonnative language is a different experience. In this book, Anne Cutler argues that listening to speech is a process of native listening because so much of it is exquisitely tailored to the requirements of the native language. Her cross-linguistic study (drawing on experimental work in languages that range from English and Dutch to Chinese and Japanese) documents what is universal and what is language specific in the way we listen to spoken language.