Tid: Onsdag 29 oktober 2014 kl. 15:00–17:00
Plats: C307, Södra huset, Frescati

Postseminarium följer direkt efter seminariet i institutionens pentry


In this talk, I will report work in progress that aims to analyze language specific stress-based word recognition and will address the status of word stress in Turkish. Turkish stress assignment has so far mostly been investigated from a phonological point of view. Studies investigating the Turkish stress from a phonetic perspective have mostly focused on the acoustic correlates of Turkish stress ruling out the perceptual correlates and, on the top of it, reached slightly divergent conclusions. An electrophysiological approach to establish how Turkish word stress is processed in the brain and to investigate perceptual correlates has never been applied. Considering the fact that an electrophysiological approach can not only tract the auditory changes on a millisecond level but also shifts in lexical categories, we believe an electroencephalography (EEG) study would be a major step in understanding Turkish word stress in general and in identifying the kind of acoustic information represented at the lexical level. Therefore, we aim to investigate neural correlates of duration, fundamental frequency (f0) and spectral emphasis in Turkish, and their contribution to lexical processing by carrying out an EEG experiment. Presently we are at the stage of stimuli preparations for the experiment. Therefore, this talk will only present stimuli measurements and their manipulations and outline the experimental paradigm.

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