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Individual Differences in the Production and Processing of Focus Intonation


The relationship between the perception and production of prosody is less well studied than the perception and production of segments. This study consists of two experiments to examine the relationship between production of focus intonation in English and perception of focus intonation in a visual world paradigm eye tracking task. The results suggest that there is no influence of perception on the production of focus intonation and no connection between Autism Quotient and the perception of focus intonation. The fact that very few subjects were helped by felicitous focus intonation suggests that the null results are the result of a confound.

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