Processing prosody: Syntax, morphology, and prediction

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I will talk about how the brain processes the interaction of prosody and syntax/morphology in Swedish. It will become clear that a vital function of prosodic cues is to predict structure. The predictive process is reflected in a brain potential called “pre-activation negativity” (PrAN). As will be seen, prosody-syntax/morphology interaction was instrumental in the discovery of this component. Finally, I will touch upon the results of L2 training of the predictive function of prosodic cues and transfer effects in the L2 acquisition of prosody-morphology interaction.
Period2021 nov. 17
VidUniversity of Newcastle upon Tyne, Storbritannien