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Infant labial, apical and velar stop productions: a voice onset time analysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7089069     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Initial prevocalic labial, apical and velar stops, as produced by eight 9- to 12-month-old Swiss-German infants, were examined spectrographically for voice onset time (VOT). Results indicate that VOTs for each place of articulation cluster in the 0- to + 30-ms voicing lag range. Comparisons of the present infant data with available results from adult Swiss-German stop productions show the VOT distributions to be very similar. The present infant data for apical stops are also compared with available data from 122-month-old American-English and Lebanese-Arabic infants. Since all three infant populations show similar VOT distributions, one might conclude that the forces of nature rather than nurture determine manner of infant apical stop production.
D H Enstrom
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Phonetica     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0031-8388     ISO Abbreviation:  Phonetica     Publication Date:  1982  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-08-07     Completed Date:  1982-08-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376424     Medline TA:  Phonetica     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  47-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Sound Spectrography
Speech Acoustics

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