The marked status of Accent 2 in Central Swedish

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Based on results from psycholinguistic and neuro- linguistic research on the perception of word ac- cents in Central Swedish, we argue that Accent 2 could be seen as “marked,” as opposed to the un- marked Accent 1. The markedness of Accent 2 is assumed to be both phonetic, due to its relatively more complex high tone, and cognitive, due to the fact that the Accent 2 tone activates more word forms and thus increases processing load.


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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • General Language Studies and Linguistics


  • markedness, Swedish, word accent, reaction time, ERP
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings from ICPhS 2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Publication categoryResearch
EventICPhS XVIII - Hong Kong
Duration: 2011 Aug 21 → …


ConferenceICPhS XVIII
Period2011/08/21 → …

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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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