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Music Perception (2018) 35 (5): 573–578.
Published: 01 June 2018
... is necessary for song to be perceived in speech is unclear. One possibility is that by default pitch is not a salient attribute of speech in non-tonal languages, as spectral information is more vital for determining meaning. However, repetition may satiate lexical processing, increasing pitch salience...
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Music Perception (2017) 35 (2): 193–199.
Published: 01 December 2017
... these nations in speech rhythm, and in accord with previous studies of instrumental music. Surprisingly, there was no evidence of this pattern, and some evidence of the opposite pattern: nPVI is higher in French and Italian vocal music than in English and German vocal music. This casts doubt on the theory...
Music Perception (2014) 32 (2): 160–169.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Eugenia Costa-Giomi Almost from birth, infants prefer to attend to human vocalizations associated with speech over many other sounds. However, studies that have focused on infants’ differential attention to speech and singing have failed to show a speech listening bias. The purpose of the study...
Music Perception (2008) 25 (5): 419–428.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Elizabeth L. Stegemööller; Erika Skoe; Trent Nicol; Catherine M. Warrier; Nina Kraus Studying similarities and differences between speech and song provides an opportunity to examine music's role in human culture. Forty participants divided into groups of musicians and nonmusicians spoke and sang...