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Using tonal cues to predict inflections

Söderström, Pelle LU ; Horne, Merle LU and Roll, Mikael LU (2015) Fonetik 2015 In Working Papers 55. p.91-94
Abstract
The present article discusses the Central Swedish word accents – Accent 1 and Accent 2 – and their productive association to suffixes from the point of view of prediction theories of speech processing. Based on recent neurophysiological findings, we propose that both word accents are used predictively, but that Accent 1 is more ‘predictively useful’ than Accent 2, due to the fact that Accent 1 stems signal a smaller well-defined set of upcoming affixes as compared to Accent 2. This ‘usefulness’ allows suffixes to be pre-activated before they have even been heard.
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tone, word accent, inflectional morphology, fMRI, EEG, ERP
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Working Papers
editor
Svensson Lundmark, Malin; Ambrazaitis, Gilbert; van de Weijer, Joost; ; and
volume
55
pages
4 pages
publisher
Department of Linguistics and Phonetics, Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University
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Fonetik 2015
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0280-526X
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Images of tones: fMRI-studies on the processing of prosody in the human brain
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English
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yes
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a97b8846-db53-42da-bece-96d96ac6e4ac (old id 7373997)
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  abstract     = {The present article discusses the Central Swedish word accents – Accent 1 and Accent 2 – and their productive association to suffixes from the point of view of prediction theories of speech processing. Based on recent neurophysiological findings, we propose that both word accents are used predictively, but that Accent 1 is more ‘predictively useful’ than Accent 2, due to the fact that Accent 1 stems signal a smaller well-defined set of upcoming affixes as compared to Accent 2. This ‘usefulness’ allows suffixes to be pre-activated before they have even been heard.},
  author       = {Söderström, Pelle and Horne, Merle and Roll, Mikael},
  booktitle    = {Working Papers},
  editor       = {Svensson Lundmark, Malin and Ambrazaitis, Gilbert and van de Weijer, Joost},
  issn         = {0280-526X},
  keyword      = {tone,word accent,inflectional morphology,fMRI,EEG,ERP},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {91--94},
  publisher    = {Department of Linguistics and Phonetics, Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University},
  title        = {Using tonal cues to predict inflections},
  volume       = {55},
  year         = {2015},
}