Preface. Full Articles. Spoken Word Access Processes: An Introduction J.M. McQueen, A. Cutler. New Evidence for Prelexical Phonological Processing in Word Recognition E. Dupoux, C. Pallier, K. Kakehi, J. Mehler. Subcategorical Mismatches and the Time Course of Lexical Access: Evidence for Lexical Competition D. Dahan, J.S. Magnuson, M.K. Tanenhaus, E.M. Hogan. Variation and Assimilation in German: Consequences for Lexical Access and Representation E. Coenen, P. Zwitserlood, J. Boelte. Phonotactics, Density, and Entropy in Spoken Word Recognition P.A. Luce, N.R. Large. Bottom-up Inhibition in Lexical Selection: Phonological Mismatch Effects in Spoken Word Recognition U.H. Frauenfelder, M. Scholten, A. Content. Sequence Detection in Pseudowords in French: Where is the Syllable Effect? A. Content, C. Meunier, R. Kearns, U. Frauenfelder. Language-universal Constraints on Speech Segmentation D. Norris, J.M. McQueen, A. Cutler, S. Butterfield, R. Kearns. Lipreading and the Compensation for Coarticulation Mechanism J. Vroomen, B. de Gelder. Short Reports. Phoneme-like Units and Speech Perception T.M. Nearey. Mapping from Acoustic Signal to Phonetic Category: Internal Category Structure, Context Effects and Speeded Categorization J.L. Miller. Why Phonological Constraints are so Coarse-grained J. Pierrehumbert. Access to Lexical Representations: Cross-linguistic Issues W.D. Marslen-Wilson. Some Empirical Tests of Merge's Architecture A.G. Samuel. The Source of a Lexical Bias in the Verbal Transformation Effect M.A. Pitt, L. Shoaf. Phonological Variation and Its Consequences for the Word Recognition System M.G. Gaskell. Taking the Hit: Leaving Some Lexical Competition to be Resolved Post-lexically E.G. Bard, C. Sotillo, M.L. Kelly, M.P. Aylett.