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Prosodic structure and phonetic processing: a cross-linguistic study

  title={Prosodic structure and phonetic processing: a cross-linguistic study},
  author={Christophe Pallier and Anne Cutler and N{\'u}ria Sebasti{\'a}n-Gall{\'e}s},
Dutch and Spanish differ in how predictable the stress pattern is as a function of the segmental content: it is correlated with syllable weight in Dutch but not in Spanish. In the present study, two experiments were run to compare the abilities of Dutch and Spanish speakers to separately process segmental and stress information. It was predicted that the Spanish speakers would have more difficulty focusing on the segments and ignoring the stress pattern than the Dutch speakers. The task was a… 

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