The role of prosody in discourse processing.

  title={The role of prosody in discourse processing.},
  author={Henri Cohen and J Douaire and Mayada Elsabbagh},
  journal={Brain and cognition},
  volume={46 1-2},
The influence of prosody and its visual analog, punctuation, in text comprehension was investigated in two experiments. In the first experiment 20 subjects listened to three taped passages of equal length and difficulty varying in intonation (normal, monotonous, or altered) and were tested on tasks of text comprehension and word recognition. In the second experiment 20 new subjects read the same passages but with varying punctuation (appropriate, no punctuation, or altered) and were also tested… CONTINUE READING