Using tonal cues to predict inflections

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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.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Jämförande språkvetenskap och lingvistik

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Titel på värdpublikationWorking Papers
RedaktörerMalin Svensson Lundmark, Gilbert Ambrazaitis, Joost van de Weijer
FörlagDepartment of Linguistics and Phonetics, Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University
Sidor91-94
Antal sidor4
Volym55
StatusPublished - 2015
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa
EvenemangFonetik 2015 - Lund, Sverige
Varaktighet: 2015 jun 82015 jun 10

Publikationsserier

Namn
Volym55
ISSN (tryckt)0280-526X

Konferens

KonferensFonetik 2015
LandSverige
OrtLund
Period2015/06/082015/06/10

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