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)
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)
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)