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dc.contributor.authorLee, Eun-Kyung
dc.contributor.authorSnedeker, Jesse
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-24T21:05:30Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifierQuick submit: 2017-03-09T10:35:22-0500
dc.identifier.citationLee, Eun-Kyung, and Jesse Snedeker. 2016. “Effects of Contrastive Accents on Children’s Discourse Comprehension.” Psychonomic Bulletin & Review (May 27). doi:10.3758/s13423-016-1069-7.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1069-9384en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:34732138
dc.description.abstractWhat role do contrastive accents play in children’s discourse comprehension? By 6 years of age, children use contrastive accents during online comprehension to predict upcoming referents (Ito et al., 2014; Sekerina & Trueswell, 2012). But, at this age, children’s performance on offline tasks of accent comprehension is poor (e.g., Wells et al., 2004). To examine whether the asymmetry could reflect a developmental stage in which the processing system uses contrastive accents to make local predictions, but fails to incorporate this information into discourse representations, we tested the effect of contrastive accents on children’s memory of the content of a discourse. Five-year-olds heard 12 different stories consecutively, one after another, and the critical words were manipulated so that they were produced either with a contrastive L+H* accent or with a presentational H* accent. We found that children remembered facts about the contrast set better when the target word had an appropriate contrastive accent earlier than when it had a presentational accent. The results show that by 5 years, children are able to use contrastive accents for encoding a discourse, as well as for making local predictions during online comprehension.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPsychologyen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipOther Research Uniten_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen_US
dc.relation.isversionof10.3758/s13423-016-1069-7en_US
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dc.subjectlanguage comprehensionen_US
dc.subjectcontrastive accentsen_US
dc.subjectdiscourseen_US
dc.subjectmemoryen_US
dc.titleEffects of contrastive accents on children’s discourse comprehensionen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.date.updated2017-03-09T15:35:21Z
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalPsychonomic Bulletin & Reviewen_US
dash.depositing.authorSnedeker, Jesse
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dc.date.available2016
dc.identifier.doi10.3758/s13423-016-1069-7*
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dash.contributor.affiliatedLee, Eun-Kyung
dash.contributor.affiliatedSnedeker, Jesse


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