Recognition memory reveals just how CONTRASTIVE contrastive accenting really is.

  title={Recognition memory reveals just how CONTRASTIVE contrastive accenting really is.},
  author={Scott H. Fraundorf and Duane G. Watson and Aaron S. Benjamin},
  journal={Journal of memory and language},
  volume={63 3},
The effects of pitch accenting on memory were investigated in three experiments. Participants listened to short recorded discourses that contained contrast sets with two items (e.g. British scientists and French scientists); a continuation specified one item from the set. Pitch accenting on the critical word in the continuation was manipulated between non-contrastive (H* in the ToBI system) and contrastive (L+H*). On subsequent recognition memory tests, the L+H* accent increased hits to correct… CONTINUE READING
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