The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
Emotional tone of voice (ETV) is essential for optimal verbal communication. Research has found that the impact of variation in nonlinguistic features of speech on spoken word recognition differs according to a time course. In the current study, we investigated whether intratalker variation in ETV follows the same time course in two long-term repetition priming experiments. We found that intratalker variability in ETVs affected reaction times to spoken words only when processing was relatively slow and difficult, not when processing was relatively fast and easy. These results provide evidence for the use of both abstract and episodic lexical representations for processing within-talker variability in ETV, depending on the time course of spoken word recognition.
This is an Author’s Accepted Manuscript of an article published in The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 1/16/13 , available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17470218.2013.766897
Krestar, M. L., & McLennan, C. T. (2013). Examining the effects of variation in emotional tone of voice on spoken word recognition. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66(9), 1793-1802.