Picking up Speech Patterns

t (levy@Oswego.EDU)
Mon, 30 Nov 1998 13:16:43 -0500 (EST)

From: <levy@Oswego.EDU>
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 13:16:43 -0500 (EST)
To: memetics@mmu.ac.uk
Subject: Picking up Speech Patterns
In-Reply-To: <199811300859.IAA10700@alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk>

I think it would it useful to know the mechanisms that cause adults to
imitate accents, phrases, tone, pitch, etc. from a more objective
standpoint. I am an undergraduate and I'm taking a class in
psycholinguistics next semester, but I'm curious right now as to what
readings in journals explain or indicate these psycholinguistic
mechanisms. I ask on the memetics list because it seems vitally important
to the memetics of language (even the non-semantic, and presumably easier
to map out side) that neural mechanisms, and sometimes preexisting
representations determine the process of assimilating new ones.

Rob

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-Robert P. Levy-
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A random quote...
"It is a secret both in nature and state, that it is safer to change many
things than one." -Francis Bacon

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