Elinor Payne

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Interval-based rhythm metrics were applied to the speech of English, Catalan and Spanish 2, 4 and 6 year-olds, and compared with the (adult-directed) speech of their mothers. Results reveal that child speech does not fall into a well-defined rhythmic class: for all three languages, it is more 'vocalic' (higher %V) than adult speech and has a tendency(More)
The goal of this study is twofold: first, to examine in greater depth the claimed contribution of differences in syllable structure to measures of speech rhythm for three languages that are reported to belong to different rhythmic classes, namely, English, Spanish, and Cat-alan; and second, to investigate differences in the durational marking of prosodic(More)
Conventional immunoperoxidase preparations of the coronally sectioned brains of rats killed at various times during the early postnatal period revealed the distributions of tyrosine hydroxylase, substance P, and neurotensin immunoreactivities. At birth, patches of dense tyrosine hydroxylase immunoreactivity were present across the breadth of the rostral(More)
The Open University's repository of research publications and other research outputs Phonotactic and phrasal properties of speech rhythm. Copyright and Moral Rights for the articles on this site are retained by the individual authors and/or other copyright owners. For more information on Open Research Online's data policy on reuse of materials please(More)
For q = 2 e let C be a q-clan whose associated generalized quadrangle GQ(C) of order (q 2 ; q) admits a collineation that acts as a cycle of length q + 1 on the lines through the special point (1). With some natural additional assumptions on the action of on certain subquadrangles of order q i.e., on the associated ovals, the q-clan C can be constructed(More)
Six Catalan-speaking and six Spanish-speaking children between the ages of 24 and 48 months participated in a controlled naming task to elicit statement intonation patterns. A total of 127 utterances were prosodically analyzed using Cat_ToBI and Sp_ToBI ([1], [2]) and phonetic analyses of tonal alignment and scaling were performed. Our results show that(More)
This study analyses the scaling and alignment of low and high intonational targets in the speech of 27 children - nine English-speaking, nine Catalan-speaking and nine Spanish-speaking - between the ages of two and six years. We compared the intonational patterns of words controlled for number of syllables and stress position in the child speech to the(More)
(2010). A cross-linguistic study of prosodic lengthening in child-directed speech. Copyright and Moral Rights for the articles on this site are retained by the individual authors and/or other copyright owners. For more information on Open Research Online's data policy on reuse of materials please consult the policies page. Abstract We compared the(More)