Ulla Bjursäter

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The aim of this study was to assess development of communicative skills in 8to 16-month-old children. Information on 24 Swedish children’s speech comprehension and production, as well as their utilization of communicative gestures was collected. A version of the MacArthur Communicative Development Inventory, the Swedish Early Communicative Development(More)
The aim of this study was to compare acoustic analysis of initial sound in babbling with corresponding phonetic transcription. Two speech pathologists had transcribed eight babbling sequences with total disagreement about whether the initial phoneme was a vowel or a plosive. After discussion, however, a consensus judgment was reached. To decide about the(More)
Human speech is a very dynamic phenomenon with nearly endless forms of variations. Different factors affect the speech signal; this paper aims at giving a short overview of different speaking styles and phonetic variations that affects human speech production and perception. Various topics are mentioned, such as age and gender, sound symbolism, speaking(More)
The perceptual significance of enhancing amplitude contrasts at the onset of formant transitions in CV-syllables and of reducing the “speaking” tempo was studied with a group of normally developing school children. Natural and synthetic speech stimuli were used in the perception experiments. A total of 83 children, second and third graders, were tested on(More)
This is a preliminary report of a study of some linguistic and interactive aspects available in a adult-child dyad where the child is partially hearing impaired, during the ages 8 20 months. The investigation involves a male child, born with Hemifacial Microsomia. Audio and video recordings are used to collect data on child vocalization and parent-child(More)
This paper reports a study of the possible impact of pre-school phonological training on first and second graders’ reading and writing abilities. Two public schools in the Stockholm metropolitan area were selected. The children were divided in two groups, depending on whether or not they had participated in a phonological training program in their last(More)
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