Talks are every Tuesday at 4:00pm in CSB 280.
Join us in the CRL lab for happy half-hour at 3:30pm in CSB 215.
The effect of emotional prosody on word recognition
Seung Kyung Kim
The focus of work on phonetic variation in spoken language processing has been mostly on the mapping of the variable signal to sounds and words, with much less focus on the role of phonetically cued social/talker variation. In this talk, I present cross-modal priming studies investigating the effect of phonetically cued emotional information (i.e., emotional prosody) on spoken word recognition. The results show two main ways emotional prosody can influence the spoken word recognition process. First, the content of emotional prosody (such as anger or happiness) can directly activate corresponding emotional lexical items, independent of a lexical carrier. Second, emotional prosody can modulate semantic spreading of the lexical carrier. The pattern of semantic spreading are not due to the content of emotional prosody per se, but probably due to increased attention allocated to emotional prosody. This work offers a new approach to spoken word processing that embraces the social (broadly construed) nature of spoken language processing.
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Origins and functions of music in infancy
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Zed Sevcikova Sehyr
University of Warwick
Special day and time
November 29 11:00 a.m.