publication . Article . 2014

The relationship between language production and verbal short-term memory: The role of stress grouping

Jane L. Morgan; Stephanie Edwards; Linda R. Wheeldon;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Feb 2014
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This study investigates the influence of stress grouping on verbal short-term memory (STM). English speakers show a preference to combine syllables into trochaic groups, both lexically and in continuous speech. In two serial recall experiments, auditory lists of nonsense syllables were presented with either trochaic (STRONG-weak) or iambic (weak-STRONG) stress patterns, or in monotone. The acoustic correlates that carry stress were also manipulated in order to examine the relationship between input and output processes during recall. In Experiment 1, stressed and unstressed syllables differed in intensity and pitch but were matched for spoken duration. Significa...
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free text keywords: Experimental and Cognitive Psychology, Physiology (medical), Physiology, General Psychology, Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology, General Medicine, Communication, business.industry, business, Language production, Trochee, Cognitive psychology, Speech perception, Short-term memory, Speech production, Psychology
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