Processing morphologically conditioned word accents

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Processing morphologically conditioned word accents. / Söderström, Pelle; Roll, Mikael; Horne, Merle.

I: The Mental Lexicon, Vol. 7, 2012, s. 77-89.

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T1 - Processing morphologically conditioned word accents

AU - Söderström, Pelle

AU - Roll, Mikael

AU - Horne, Merle

N1 - 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)

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - The present response time study investigated the influence Central Swedish word accents have on the interpretation of inflectional morphology. Effects of stem tone match/mismatch on the interpretation of Swedish present and past tense suffixes were tested. Both Accent 1 and Accent 2 were found to influence listeners' response times related to decisions on verb tense. It thus seems that both word accents can facilitate online interpretation of words. Previous studies where tasks have not required suffix interpretation have only found an effect of Accent 1 patterns on Accent 2-associated suffixes. Accent 2 suffixes further yielded generally greater response times than Accent 1-associated suffixes. Different possible explanations for this are discussed.

AB - The present response time study investigated the influence Central Swedish word accents have on the interpretation of inflectional morphology. Effects of stem tone match/mismatch on the interpretation of Swedish present and past tense suffixes were tested. Both Accent 1 and Accent 2 were found to influence listeners' response times related to decisions on verb tense. It thus seems that both word accents can facilitate online interpretation of words. Previous studies where tasks have not required suffix interpretation have only found an effect of Accent 1 patterns on Accent 2-associated suffixes. Accent 2 suffixes further yielded generally greater response times than Accent 1-associated suffixes. Different possible explanations for this are discussed.

KW - word accents

KW - morphology

KW - response time

KW - Swedish

KW - Accent 1

KW - Accent 2

M3 - Article

VL - 7

SP - 77

EP - 89

JO - The Mental Lexicon

JF - The Mental Lexicon

SN - 1871-1340

ER -