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Niels O. Schiller

Professor of Psycho- and Neurolinguistics

Producing sounds

However, further research into this area reveals the extent of its complexities, and many subdivisions within the subject. In psycho- and neurolinguistics, a distinction is made between language acquisition, language perception and language production.  This latter is Schiller's specialist area. Within this field he has further specialised in research into the production of sounds, phonological encoding. ‘We already know what we are going to say, but how do we get the sounds, how do we put them in the right order, how does the stress get put in the right place?  What cerebral processes are needed to achieve this?’