Lectr06_prosody_inferences_2-22-12

Ie low frequency information is it the linguistic

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Unformatted text preview: mportance Prosody versus tonal languages Why the LEFT hemisphere advantage for word recognition, even when it depends on tonal (I.e., low frequency) information? Is it the linguistic nature, or something else? Even if it is some other aspect of input/processing, is that feature completely confounded with language? Prosody Prosody Besides being in low frequencies, what else differs b/w prosody and phonology? •  Prosody is “nonlinguistic” •  Prosody is more continuous, less categorical –  Question versus statement? Why would different brain areas - different hemispheres - be involved for continuous versus categorical speech signals? Phonology Categorical Rapid Temporally discrete Prosody Continuous Slow Temporally blurred What kind of system has advantages for rapid, categorical selection? What kind of system has advantages for slower, continuous, & precise, without need for selection? Prosody - summary RH contributions to language The right hemisphere has a relative advantage for processing many aspects of prosody The left hemisphere has a relative advantage for processing many other aspects of language (phonology, syntax, some semantics) Advantages are relative, not absolute; bases could be...
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This note was uploaded on 12/10/2012 for the course COG SCI 210 taught by Professor Jung-beeman/goldrick during the Winter '11 term at Northwestern.

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