A neurolinguistic study of South Swedish word accents : Electrical brain potentials in nouns and verbs

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Abstract

The brain response to words with correct and incorrect word accent–suffix combinations in South Swedish was investigated using electroencephalography (EEG). Accent 1 yielded an increased brain response (‘preactivation negativity’) that has previously been interpreted as reflecting preactivation of suffixes. Preactivation is greater for accent 1 due to its association with a limited set of suffixes, whereas accent 2 is default for compound words. The tonal realization of the word accent opposition in South Swedish is practically the mirror image of that in Central Swedish, where a similar preactivation negativity has been found. Therefore, the brain response is unlikely to result from a difference in acoustic features between the word accents. Invalidly cued suffixes yielded brain response pattern showing increased processing load of the unexpected suffix (negative electric potential) followed by its reprocessing (positivity ‘P600’).

Detaljer

Författare
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Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Jämförande språkvetenskap och lingvistik
  • Neurovetenskaper
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)149-162
TidskriftNordic Journal of Linguistics
Volym38
Utgåva nummer2
StatusPublished - 2015
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa

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Pelle Söderström, Merle Horne & Mikael Roll, 2017 apr, I : Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. 46, 2, s. 271-280

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