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ERIC Number: EJ1065176
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
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ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Perception of Melodic Contour and Intonation in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence from Mandarin Speakers
Jiang, Jun; Liu, Fang; Wan, Xuan; Jiang, Cunmei
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n7 p2067-2075 Jul 2015
Tone language experience benefits pitch processing in music and speech for typically developing individuals. No known studies have examined pitch processing in individuals with autism who speak a tone language. This study investigated discrimination and identification of melodic contour and speech intonation in a group of Mandarin-speaking individuals with high-functioning autism. Individuals with autism showed superior melodic contour identification but comparable contour discrimination relative to controls. In contrast, these individuals performed worse than controls on both discrimination and identification of speech intonation. These findings provide the first evidence for differential pitch processing in music and speech in tone language speakers with autism, suggesting that tone language experience may not compensate for speech intonation perception deficits in individuals with autism.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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