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The Role of Visual Stimuli in the Perception of Prosody in Brazilian Portuguese
Daniel Oliveira Peres, Beatriz Raposo de Medeiros, Waldemar Ferreira Netto, and Maria de Fátima de Almeida Baia
136-141 (complete paper or proceedings contents)


This study analyzes the role of visual and acoustic stimuli in the recognition of prosodic characteristics as the discrimination of statements and yes-no questions in Brazilian Portuguese (BP). Other Studies such as Massaro (1998), Fagel (2006), Abelin (2007), and Ronquest et al. (2010) claim that speech perception is bimodal. In this study, after performing 3 experiments, it was observed that both modalities (acoustic and visual) play important role in speech perception. The process by which sounds that belong to some language are heard, interpreted, and understood is bimodal.

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Selected Proceedings of the 5th Conference on Laboratory Approaches to Romance Phonology
edited by Scott M. Alvord
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