PMID: 7087425Mar 1, 1982Paper

A fluent backward talker

Journal of Speech and Hearing Research
N CowanRay D Kent


This report documents the ability of a man to reverse the order of segments within words, so quickly that the simultaneous translation of forward speech into reversed speech was possible. Transcriptions of recorded backward speech and several processing tasks were used to clarify this man's profile of unusual linguistic skills. Analyses of the background speech showed evidence of sensitivity to both phonemic and orthographic representations of the utterances.


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