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Title:Children's early bilingualism and musical training influence prosodic discrimination of sentences in an unknown language
Authors:ID Stepanov, Arthur, Univerza v Novi Gorici (Author)
ID Pavlič, Matic, Univerza v Novi Gorici (Author)
ID Stateva, Penka, Univerza v Novi Gorici (Author)
ID Reboul, Anne, Institute for Cognitive Sciences-Marc Jeannerod (Author)
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Typology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:UNG - University of Nova Gorica
Abstract:This study investigated whether early bilingualism and early musical training positively influence the ability to discriminate between prosodic patterns corresponding to different syntactic structures in otherwise phonetically identical sentences in an unknown language. In a same-different discrimination task, participants (N = 108) divided into four groups (monolingual non-musicians, monolingual musicians, bilingual non-musicians, and bilingual musicians) listened to pairs of short sentences in a language unknown to them (French). In discriminating phonetically identical but prosodically different sentences, musicians, bilinguals, and bilingual musicians outperformed the controls. However, there was no interaction between bilingualism and musical training to suggest an additive effect. These results underscore the significant role of both types of experience in enhancing the listeners' sensitivity to prosodic information.
Keywords:prosody, bilingualism, same-different task, French, musical training, acoustics, brain
Publication version:Version of Record
Year of publishing:2018
Number of pages:8
Numbering:143, 1
PID:20.500.12556/RUNG-3519-7e802daa-cb62-f1a7-f0bb-6b3d60004243 New window
COBISS.SI-ID:4982779 New window
DOI:10.1121/1.5019700 New window
Publication date in RUNG:10.01.2018
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Title:Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Publisher:Acoustical Society of America
Year of publishing:2018

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Funder:EC - European Commission
Funding programme:FP7
Project number:613465
Name:Advancing The European Multilingual Experience


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Licensing start date:09.01.2018