S-Space College of Humanities (인문대학) Institute for Cognitive Science (인지과학연구소) Journal of Cognitive Science (인지과학작업) Journal of Cognitive Science (인지과학작업) vol.07 (2006)
On the Influence of Prosody in Processing Relative Clauses in Japanese
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- Journal of Cognitive Science, Vol.7 No.2, pp. 115-137
- sentence processing ; left clause boundary ; Accent Reduction ; Initial Lowering ; actual prosodic form ; auditory stimulus
- The present study investigates the effects of prosodic information when processing relative clauses in Japanese. We focused on Accent Reduction and Initial Lowering as prosodic cues, and conducted two decision-making experiments with auditory stimuli to verify how the above cues affect the processmg of relative clauses. Results from the experiments indicated that both Accent Reduction and Initial Lowermg influence syntactic processing in Japanese. In addition, the results show that not only accented words but also unaccented words play a role 111 detecting left clause boundary. These findings might suggest that prosodic influences may be observed in unaccented word sequences even in silent readings.
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