Resolution of lexical ambiguity by emotional tone of voice.

  title={Resolution of lexical ambiguity by emotional tone of voice.},
  author={Lynne C. Nygaard and Erin R Lunders},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  volume={30 4},
In the present study, the effects of emotional tone of voice on the perception of word meaning were investigated. In two experiments, listeners were presented with emotional homophones that had one affective meaning (happy or sad) and one neutral meaning. In both experiments, the listeners were asked to transcribe the emotional homophones presented in three different affective tones--happy, neutral, and sad. In the first experiment, trials were blocked by tone of voice, and in the second… CONTINUE READING

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