Looking at feet. A neurolinguistic and constraint-based analysis of German word stress

In this dissertation, I examine the role of the foot in the assignment of word stress in German in light of results from recent neurolinguistic studies on word stress processing. This relatively new method is used to detect processing effects and support generalizations concerning prosodic structure...

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Main Author: Knaus, Johannes
Contributors: Wiese, Richard (Prof. Dr.) (Thesis advisor)
Format: Dissertation
Language:English
Published: Philipps-Universität Marburg 2013
Germanistische Sprachwissenschaft
Subjects:
EEG
ERP
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Summary:In this dissertation, I examine the role of the foot in the assignment of word stress in German in light of results from recent neurolinguistic studies on word stress processing. This relatively new method is used to detect processing effects and support generalizations concerning prosodic structure. In particular, the use of sensitive, (temporally) high-resolution techniques reveals some details that cannot be shown by typological corpus studies alone. A central theme of this dissertation is the utility and even necessity of empirical data, especially from neuro- and psycholinguistic methods, for the development of a sound linguistic theory of phonological structure and processing.
Physical Description:173 Pages
DOI:https://doi.org/10.17192/z2016.0488