Right hemisphere advantage in processing Cantonese level and contour tones: Evidence from dichotic listening
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摘要The brain lateralization pattern of Cantonese tonal processing was examined with the dichotic listening (DL) paradigm. Three factors were manipulated systematically in the study. First, the processing of level tones was compared with that of contour tones. Second, the influence of a linguistic context in tonal processing was studied by contrasting the patterns of brain lateralization for real syllables, pseudo-syllables, and hums. Finally, the discrimination and the identification tasks were used to test how processing depth might modulate the results obtained. A right hemisphere advantage (RHA) was obtained regardless of tone type, stimulus type, and task. In addition, the performance on level tones was in general better than that on contour tones. These findings suggest that Cantonese speakers are highly sensitive to the acoustic features of lexical tones, which supports the acoustic view about tonal processing. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
著者Jia SW, Tsang YK, Huang J, Chen HC
期刊名稱Neuroscience Letters
出版年份2013
月份11
日期27
卷號556
出版社ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD
頁次135 - 139
國際標準期刊號0304-3940
電子國際標準期刊號1872-7972
語言英式英語
關鍵詞Acoustic view; Brain lateralization; Chinese; Dichotic listening; Lexical tone
Web of Science 學科類別Neurosciences; NEUROSCIENCES; Neurosciences & Neurology

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