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Words in puddles of sound: modelling psycholinguistic effects in speech segmentation

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Words in puddles of sound: modelling psycholinguistic effects in speech segmentation. / Monaghan, Padraic; Christiansen, Morten H.

In: Journal of Child Language, Vol. 37, No. 3, 06.2010, p. 545-564.

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Monaghan, Padraic ; Christiansen, Morten H. / Words in puddles of sound: modelling psycholinguistic effects in speech segmentation. In: Journal of Child Language. 2010 ; Vol. 37, No. 3. pp. 545-564.

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