An unfamiliar intonation contour slows down online speech comprehension

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BRAUN, Bettina, Audra DAINORA, Mirjam ERNESTUS, 2011. An unfamiliar intonation contour slows down online speech comprehension. In: Language and Cognitive Processes. 26(3), pp. 350-375. ISSN 0169-0965. Available under: doi: 10.1080/01690965.2010.492641

@article{Braun2011unfam-14484, title={An unfamiliar intonation contour slows down online speech comprehension}, year={2011}, doi={10.1080/01690965.2010.492641}, number={3}, volume={26}, issn={0169-0965}, journal={Language and Cognitive Processes}, pages={350--375}, author={Braun, Bettina and Dainora, Audra and Ernestus, Mirjam} }

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