PSYA02H3 Chapter 10: PSYA02 chapter 10 notes

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psycholinguistics: branch of psychology devoted to the study o verbal behavior. Left hemisphere of brain plays larger role when analyzing detailed information of speech. detectable distinction in phonemes: voice-onset time: delay between initial sound of a consonant (puffing the sound of the phoneme /p/) and the onset f vibration of the vocal cords, voicing is the vibration of vocal cords. phonemic distinction starts with auditory processes of sensory differences (in both hemispheres) ganong found that perception of phonemes is affected by the sounds that follow it. Larger units of speech are established by learning and experience. context affects perception of words through top-down processing as well as word perception. word order the a xs the b (a = agent, b = object, x = thing being done: who does what to whom. word class grammatical categories (nouns, verbs, pronoun, adjective) words are either function words or content words.

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