Search for dissertations about: "categorical perception"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 8 swedish dissertations containing the words categorical perception.

  1. 1. Mind in Action: Action Representation and the Perception of Biological Motion

    Author : Paul Hemeren; Högskolan i Skövde.; Högskolan i Skövde.; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2008]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; SOCIAL SCIENCES Other social sciences Civics; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Övrig samhällsvetenskap Samhällsvetenskap; Humanities and Social sciences; Humaniora-samhällsvetenskap; action; perception; concept; Cognition; categorization; embodiment; prototype; biological motion; semantics; language; configural processing; basic level; graded structure; typicality;

    Abstract : The ability to understand and communicate about the actions of others is a fundamental aspect of our daily activity. How can we talk about what others are doing? What qualities do different actions have such that they cause us to see them as being different or similar? What is the connection between what we see and the development of concepts and words or expressions for the things that we see? To what extent can two different people see and talk about the same things? Is there a common basis for our perception, and is there then a common basis for the concepts we form and the way in which the concepts become lexicalized in language? The broad purpose of this thesis is to relate aspects of perception, categorization and language to action recognition and conceptualization. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Effects of Age of Onset on VOT in L2 Aquisition and L1 Attrition A Study of the Speech Production and Perception of Advanced Spanish-Swedish Bilinguals

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Centre for Research on Bilingualism, Stockholm University

    Author : Katrin Stölten; Stockholms universitet.; [2013]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; second language acquisition; first language attrition; maturational constraints; critical period; voice onset time; stop production; categorical perception; activation threshold hypothesis; L1 use; highly proficient L2 learners; L1 Spanish; L2 Swedish; tvåspråkighet; Bilingualism;

    Abstract : This thesis explores the role of age in second language (L2) acquisition and first language (L1) attrition. The focus is on Voice Onset Time (VOT) in the production and categorical perception of word-initial L1 and L2 stops in highly advanced L1 Spanish learners of L2 Swedish. READ MORE

  3. 3. Effects of peripheral auditory adaptation on the discrimination of speech sounds

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University

    Author : Francisco Lacerda; Stockholms universitet.; [1987]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Adaptation; discrimination; categorical perception; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Linguistic subjects Phonetics; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Lingvistikämnen Fonetik; Phonetics; fonetik;

    Abstract : This study investigates perceptual effects of discharge rate adaptation in the auditory-nerve fibers. Discrimination tests showed that brief synthetic stimuli with stationary formants and periodic source were better discriminated when they had an abrupt as opposed to a gradual onset (non-adapted vs adapted condition). READ MORE

  4. 4. Vocal Expression of Emotion Discrete-emotions and Dimensional Accounts

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Petri Laukka; Uppsala universitet.; [2004]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Psychology; speech; emotion; vocal expression; emotion dimensions; acoustic cues; categorical perception; nonverbal communication; speech synthesis; cross-cultural communication; decoding accuracy; emotion intensity; meta-analysis; discrete emotions; Psykologi; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Psychology; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Psykologi;

    Abstract : This thesis investigated whether vocal emotion expressions are conveyed as discrete emotions or as continuous dimensions. Study I consisted of a meta-analysis of decoding accuracy of discrete emotions (anger, fear, happiness, love-tenderness, sadness) within and across cultures. READ MORE

  5. 5. The /k/s, the /t/s, and the inbetweens Novel approaches to examining the perceptual consequences of misarticulated speech

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Sofia Strömbergsson; KTH.; [2014]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; speech perception; speech disorders; speech synthesis; speech analysis; Tal- och musikkommunikation; Speech and Music Communication;

    Abstract : This thesis comprises investigations of the perceptual consequences of children’s misarticulated speech – as perceived by clinicians, by everyday listeners, and by the children themselves. By inviting methods from other areas to the study of speech disorders, this work demonstrates some successful cases of cross-fertilization. READ MORE