Components of speech prosody and their use in detection of syntactic structure by older adults.

@article{Hoyte2009ComponentsOS,
  title={Components of speech prosody and their use in detection of syntactic structure by older adults.},
  author={Ken J. Hoyte and Hiram Brownell and Arthur Wingfield},
  journal={Experimental aging research},
  year={2009},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={
          129-51
        }
}
Young and older adults heard sentences in which one character was describing another character ("The doctor said the nurse is thirsty"), where the character being described could be determined only by the prosodic pattern in which the sentence was heard. Using computer editing, the authors generated sentences that were heard with either one (Experiment 1) or two (Experiment 2) of three ordinarily co-occurring prosodic features reduced (pitch variation, amplitude variation, timing variation… CONTINUE READING
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