Ulla Bjursäter

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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)
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)
The aim of this study was to assess development of communicative skills in 8-to 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)
This paper reports a study of the possible impact of preschool 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)
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)
This study will be a remake in part of Tyler & Lindblom " Preliminary study of simultaneous-masking and pulsation-threshold patterns of vowels " (1982), with the use of today's technology. A steady-state vowel as masker and pure tones as signals will be presented using simultaneous-masking (SM) and pulsation-threshold (PT) procedures in an adjustment method(More)
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