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)
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