Document Detail


Fine-grained variation in caregivers' /s/ predicts their infants' /s/ category.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21568428     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Within the debate on the mechanisms underlying infants' perceptual acquisition, one hypothesis proposes that infants' perception is directly affected by the acoustic implementation of sound categories in the speech they hear. In consonance with this view, the present study shows that individual variation in fine-grained, subphonemic aspects of the acoustic realization of /s/ in caregivers' speech predicts infants' discrimination of this sound from the highly similar /∫/, suggesting that learning based on acoustic cue distributions may indeed drive natural phonological acquisition.
Authors:
Alejandrina Cristià
Related Documents :
8809148 - Inflammatory and immunological markers in preterm infants: correlation with disease.
20376528 - Early-onset neonatal sepsis due to cellulosimicrobium cellulans.
10796138 - Intrapartum antibiotics for group b streptococcal colonisation.
16270118 - Colonization by streptococcus agalactiae during pregnancy: maternal and perinatal progn...
22595218 - Factors associated with extreme hyperbilirubinaemia in neonates at the university hospi...
8050978 - Multiple manifestations of season on reproductive performance of commercial swine.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America     Volume:  129     ISSN:  1520-8524     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Acoust. Soc. Am.     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-16     Completed Date:  2011-09-12     Revised Date:  2013-06-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503051     Medline TA:  J Acoust Soc Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3271-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Département d'Etudes Cognitives-Ecole Normale Supérieure, Centre National de la Recherche Scientique, Paris 75005, France. alecristia@gmail.com
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Caregivers*
Child Psychology*
Discrimination (Psychology)
Discrimination Learning / physiology*
Female
Habituation, Psychophysiologic / physiology*
Humans
Individuality
Infant
Language Development*
Male
Models, Psychological
Phonetics*
Psychoacoustics
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R03 HD046463-0/HD/NICHD NIH HHS
Comments/Corrections

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Rhythm measures and dimensions of durational variation in speech.
Next Document:  Predicting the intelligibility of vocoded and wideband Mandarin Chinese.