The emotional basis of linguistic and nonlinguistic intonation: implications for hemispheric specialization.

@article{Snow2000TheEB,
  title={The emotional basis of linguistic and nonlinguistic intonation: implications for hemispheric specialization.},
  author={David P Snow},
  journal={Developmental neuropsychology},
  year={2000},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={1-28}
}
Clinical and experimental studies suggest that the right cerebral hemisphere is dominant for intonation or the "melody of language." In light of this brain-behavior correlation, an assessment of intonation is a useful adjunct of the linguistic, cognitive, and neurological evaluation of patients with brain damage. However, the neural basis of intonation is controversial. This article examines 1 of the unresolved issues--the hypothesis that emotional versus linguistic categories of intonation are… CONTINUE READING