An unfamiliar intonation contour slows down online speech comprehension

@inproceedings{Braun2011AnUI,
  title={An unfamiliar intonation contour slows down online speech comprehension},
  author={Bettina Braun and Audra Dainora and Mirjam Ernestus},
  year={2011}
}
This study investigates whether listeners’ familiarity with an intonation contour affects speech processing. In three experiments, Dutch participants heard Dutch sentences with normal intonation contours and with unfamiliar ones and performed word-monitoring, lexical decision, or semantic categorisation tasks (the latter two with cross-modal identity priming). The unfamiliar intonation contour slowed down participants on all tasks, which demonstrates that an unfamiliar intonation contour has a… CONTINUE READING

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