ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Experimental Linguistics (ExLing 2008)

Athens, Greece
August 25-27, 2008

The Influence of Top-Down Expectations on the Perception of Syllable Prominence

Denis Arnold, Petra Wagner

Institute of Communication Sciences, University of Bonn, Germany

In our study we use the experimental framework of priming to manipulate our subjects‘ expectations of syllable prominence in sentences with a well-defined syntactic and phonological structure. It shows that it is possible to prime prominence patterns and that priming leads to significant differences in the judgment of syllable prominence.

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Bibliographic reference.  Arnold, Denis / Wagner, Petra (2008): "The influence of top-down expectations on the perception of syllable prominence", In ExLing-2008, 25-28.