publication . Article . 2018

Revisiting Stress “Deafness” in European Portuguese – A Behavioral and ERP Study

Marina Vigário; Rita Jerónimo; Shuang Lu; Sónia Frota; Susana Correia;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2018 Journal: Frontiers in Psychology (issn: 1664-1078, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Country: Portugal
UID/LIN/03213/2013 European Portuguese (EP) is a language with variable stress, and the main cues for stress are duration and vowel reduction. A previous behavioral study has reported a stress “deafness” effect in EP when vowel quality cues are unavailable. The present study recorded both event-related potentials (ERPs) and behavioral data to examine the stress processing by native EP speakers in the absence of the vowel quality cues. Our behavioral result was consistent with previous research, showing that when vowel reduction is absent EP speakers demonstrated a stress “deafness” effect similar to that found in speakers of languages with fixed stress or withou...
free text keywords: European Portuguese, stress deafness, vowel reduction, ERPs, mismatch negativity, working memory, Psychology, BF1-990, Original Research, :Ciências Sociais::Psicologia [Domínio/Área Científica], Trochee, Iambic pentameter, Audiology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, language.human_language, language, Behavioral data, Vowel
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Linguistics Center - Universidade Nova de Lisboa
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  • Project Code: 147316
  • Funding stream: 5876
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Center for Research and Social Intervention
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Eyes and Brain - Early Markers of Language Development
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