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Stem tones pre-activate suffixes in the brain

Söderström, Pelle LU ; Horne, Merle LU and Roll, Mikael LU (2017) In Journal of Psycholinguistic Research 46(2). p.271-280
Abstract
Results from the present event-related potentials (ERP) study show that tones on Swedish word stems can rapidly pre-activate upcoming suffixes, even when the word stem does not carry any lexical meaning. Results also show that listeners are able to rapidly restore suffixes which are replaced with a cough. Accuracy in restoring suffixes correlated positively with the amplitude of an anterior negative ERP elicited by stem tones. This effect is proposed to reflect suffix pre-activation. Suffixes that were cued by an incorrect tone elicited a left-anterior negativity and a P600, suggesting that the correct processing of the suffix is crucially tied to the activation of the preceding validly associated tone.
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pre-activation, prosody, ERP, morphology, speech processing, LAN, P600, PrAN
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Journal of Psycholinguistic Research
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46
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2
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271 - 280
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Springer
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  • scopus:84973137321
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0090-6905
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10.1007/s10936-016-9434-2
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English
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  author       = {Söderström, Pelle and Horne, Merle and Roll, Mikael},
  issn         = {0090-6905},
  keyword      = {pre-activation,prosody,ERP,morphology,speech processing,LAN,P600,PrAN},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {271--280},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Journal of Psycholinguistic Research},
  title        = {Stem tones pre-activate suffixes in the brain},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10936-016-9434-2},
  volume       = {46},
  year         = {2017},
}