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ERIC Number: EJ804713
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0096-1523
Communicating Emotion: Linking Affective Prosody and Word Meaning
Nygaard, Lynne C.; Queen, Jennifer S.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, v34 n4 p1017-1030 Aug 2008
The present study investigated the role of emotional tone of voice in the perception of spoken words. Listeners were presented with words that had either a happy, sad, or neutral meaning. Each word was spoken in a tone of voice (happy, sad, or neutral) that was congruent, incongruent, or neutral with respect to affective meaning, and naming latencies were collected. Across experiments, tone of voice was either blocked or mixed with respect to emotional meaning. The results suggest that emotional tone of voice facilitated linguistic processing of emotional words in an emotion-congruent fashion. These findings suggest that information about emotional tone is used in the processing of linguistic content influencing the recognition and naming of spoken words in an emotion-congruent manner. (Contains 4 tables and 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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