Lateralization of prosody during language production: a lesion study.

  title={Lateralization of prosody during language production: a lesion study.},
  author={Annett Schirmer and Kai Alter and Sonja A. Kotz and Angela D. Friederici},
  journal={Brain and language},
  volume={76 1},
To examine brain lateralization of prosody during speech, the sentence production of six right-hemisphere-lesion patients and five left-hemisphere-lesion patients was compared to that of seven normal controls using a question-answer paradigm. The task required the prosodic realization of two different syntactic structures under conditions of wide and narrow focus. Acoustical analyses were carried out on F0 and time structure. These analyses revealed a preserved ability in patients to express… CONTINUE READING

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