Raquel Willerman

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Early babbling has been characterized as being fundamentally a mandibular oscillation: the infant's repeated lowering and raising of its mandible yields a perceived contrast between consonants produced in a closed vocal tract configuration and vowels produced with an open tract. We wondered whether babblers produce rhythmic mandibular oscillations without(More)
Cross-language research on adult speech perception demonstrates a strong effect of linguistic experience on consonant perception but not on vowel perception. Our paper reexamines the effect of linguistic experience on adults' vowel perception. First, identification and goodness functions for the high front quadrant of the vowel space were mapped for(More)
  • PERILUS XIII, Catharina Kylander, +22 authors Sidney Wood
  • 2010
iii The present edition of PERILUS contains papers given at the Fifth National Phonetics Conference held in Stockholm in May 1991. The Con­ ference covered a wide range of experimental phonetic problem areas currently explored by Swedish project groups and individual research workers. The written contributions presented here are generally brief status re­(More)
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