Kuniko Y. Nielsen

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(K'iche') is a Mayan language spoken in Guatemala. The name of this language is 1 spelled Quiché in many sources, and as K'iche' or K'ichee' in the most recent literature. In the dialect of Pedro Garcia Mantanic, however, this word is pronounced /kit•e/, as is referred to as Kiche in this paper. Data for this paper were gathered in the context of a UCLA(More)
Kiche is a Mayan language spoken in Guatemala. Compared to other aspects of the language, its prosody, in particular its intonation system, is relatively understudied. This project aims to present an analysis of Kiche intonation in the framework of the autosegmental-metrical (AM) model of intonational phonology. Our data indicate that Kiche is an edge(More)
This paper aims to investigate domain-specificity of SLI, by examining SLI children's semantic knowledge through their intonation patterns for contrastive focus and prosodic boundaries. Our results revealed that 1) SLI children's placement of contrastive focus is comparable to that of normally developing children, 2) SLI children has wider pitch range than(More)
  • Kuniko Nielsen
  • 2014
PURPOSE In the current study, the author investigated the developmental course of phonetic imitation in childhood, and further evaluated existing accounts of phonetic imitation. METHOD Sixteen preschoolers, 15 third graders, and 18 college students participated in the current study. An experiment with a modified imitation paradigm with a picture-naming(More)
This study investigates the spontaneous phonetic imitation of coarticulatory vowel nasalization. Speakers produced monosyllabic words with a vowel-nasal sequence either from dense or sparse phonological neighborhoods in shadowing and word-naming tasks. During shadowing, they were exposed to target words that were modified to have either an artificially(More)