Grammaticalization of prosody in the brain

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Abstract

Based on the results from three Event-Related
Potential (ERP) studies, we show how the de-
gree of grammaticalization of prosodic features
influences their impact on syntactic and mor-
phological processing. Thus, results indicate
that only lexicalized word accents influence
morphological processing. Furthermore, it is
shown how an assumed semi-grammaticalized
left-edge boundary tone activates main clause
structure without, however, inhibiting subordi-
nate clause structure in the presence of compet-
ing syntactic cues.

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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • General Language Studies and Linguistics

Keywords

  • Accent 2, Accent 1, prosody, Swedish, morphology, left edge boundary tone, ERP, P600
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication[Host publication title missing]
EditorsPeter Branderud, Hartmut Traunmüller
PublisherDepartment of Linguistics, Stockholm University
Pages66-71
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-91-633-4892-1, 978-91-633-4893-8
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedNo
EventFonetik 2009 : The XXIIth Swedish Phonetics Conference - Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 2009 Jun 102009 Jun 12

Conference

ConferenceFonetik 2009
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period2009/06/102009/06/12

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Linguistics and Phonetics (015010003)

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