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Young infants encode lexical stress in newly encountered words.
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PMID:  20089259     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this study, we examined the nature of infants' representations of newly encountered word forms. Using a word-object association task, we taught 14-month-olds novel three-syllable words differing in segments and stress patterns. At test, we manipulated the stress pattern of the word or the position of the stressed syllable in the word. Our findings reveal that young infants store the stress information about the word, including the position in which the stressed syllable occurs, suggesting that infants form prosodically rich lexical representations of newly encountered words.
Suzanne Curtin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-01-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of experimental child psychology     Volume:  105     ISSN:  1096-0457     ISO Abbreviation:  J Exp Child Psychol     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-09     Completed Date:  2010-06-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985128R     Medline TA:  J Exp Child Psychol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  376-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright (c) 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Psychology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4.
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MeSH Terms
Association Learning*
Child Psychology*
Habituation, Psychophysiologic
Language Development*
Mental Recall
Pattern Recognition, Visual
Speech Acoustics*
Speech Perception*

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