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Infants′ Detection of the Sound Patterns of Words in Fluent Speech
The results of these studies suggest that some ability to detect words in fluent speech contexts is present by 7 1/2 months of age.
The Beginnings of Word Segmentation in English-Learning Infants
The findings suggest that English learners may rely heavily on stress cues when they begin to segment words from fluent speech, however, within a few months time, infants learn to integrate multiple sources of information about the likely boundaries of words in fluent speech.
The role of talker-specific information in word segmentation by infants.
A strong role for talker-voice similarity in infants' ability to generalize word tokens is suggested, suggesting that infants' initial representations of the sound structure of words not only include phonetic information but also indexical properties relating to the vocal characteristics of particular talkers.
The discovery of spoken language
- P. Jusczyk
Surveying the terrain a brief historical perspective on language acquisition research early research on speech perception how speech perception develops in the first year the role of memory and…
Word Segmentation by 8-Month-Olds: When Speech Cues Count More Than Statistics
Fluent speech contains few pauses between adjacent words. Cues such as stress, phonotactic constraints, and the statistical structure of the input aid infants in discovering word boundaries. None of…
A precursor of language acquisition in young infants
Infants’ sensitivity to allophonic cues for word segmentation
A series of four experiments was conducted to determine whether English-learning infants can use allophonic cues to word boundaries to segment words from fluent speech and what implications these findings have for understanding how word segmentation skills develop.
Infants' preference for the predominant stress patterns of English words.
The results suggest that attention to predominant stress patterns in the native language may form an important part of the infant's process of developing a lexicon.
How infants begin to extract words from speech
- P. Jusczyk
- LinguisticsTrends in Cognitive Sciences
- 1 September 1999
Speech Perception in Infants
Recovery from habituation was greater for a given acoustic difference when the two stimuli were from different adult phonemic categories than when they were from the same category.