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dc.contributor.authorWang, Xiao-Dongen
dc.contributor.authorWang, Mingen
dc.contributor.authorChen, Linen
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-30T01:26:13Zen
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-06T22:05:31Z-
dc.date.available2014-09-30T01:26:13Zen
dc.date.available2019-12-06T22:05:31Z-
dc.date.copyright2013en
dc.date.issued2013en
dc.identifier.citationWang, X. D., Wang, M.,& Chen, L. (2013). Hemispheric lateralization for early auditory processing of lexical tones : dependence on pitch level and pitch contour. Neuropsychologia, 51(11), 2238-2244.en
dc.identifier.issn0028-3932en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10356/106153-
dc.description.abstractIn Mandarin Chinese, a tonal language, pitch level and pitch contour are two dimensions of lexical tones according to their acoustic features (i.e., pitch patterns). A change in pitch level features a step change whereas that in pitch contour features a continuous variation in voice pitch. Currently, relatively little is known about the hemispheric lateralization for the processing of each dimension. To address this issue, we made whole-head electrical recordings of mismatch negativity in native Chinese speakers in response to the contrast of Chinese lexical tones in each dimension. We found that pre-attentive auditory processing of pitch level was obviously lateralized to the right hemisphere whereas there is a tendency for that of pitch contour to be lateralized to the left. We also found that the brain responded faster to pitch level than to pitch contour at a pre-attentive stage. These results indicate that the hemispheric lateralization for early auditory processing of lexical tones depends on the pitch level and pitch contour, and suggest an underlying inter-hemispheric interactive mechanism for the processing.en
dc.format.extent6 p.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNeuropsychologiaen
dc.rights© 2013 Elsevier Ltd.en
dc.subjectDRNTU::Humanities::Linguistics::Sociolinguisticsen
dc.titleHemispheric lateralization for early auditory processing of lexical tones : dependence on pitch level and pitch contouren
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2013.07.015en
dc.identifier.rims178986en
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