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The role of Japanese pitch accent in spoken-word recognition: evidence from middle-aged accentless dialect listeners

  title={The role of Japanese pitch accent in spoken-word recognition: evidence from middle-aged accentless dialect listeners},
  author={Takashi Otake and Marii Higuchi},
This paper investigates the role of pitch accent information in spoken-word recognition in listeners in Fukushima, Japan, whose dialect is accentless. Previous research revealed that accentless listeners were less sensitive to pitch accent than Tokyo Japanese listeners. The present study asked whether middle-aged listeners’ use of accent information would differ from that of young listeners. 40 middle-aged Fukushima listeners were presented with Tokyo Japanese materials used in the earlier… 

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