A longitudinal study of the development of temporal properties of speech production: data from 4 children.

@article{Smith1999ALS,
  title={A longitudinal study of the development of temporal properties of speech production: data from 4 children.},
  author={Bruce L. Smith and Mary Kay Kenney},
  journal={Phonetica},
  year={1999},
  volume={56 1-2},
  pages={73-102}
}
A general conclusion that has emerged from the collective results of a number of studies regarding acoustic characteristics of children's speech production development is that both the duration and temporal variability of segments, words, and phrases tend to decrease as one considers increasingly older groups of children. While this conclusion is largely appropriate when considering averages for groups of children studied across intervals of several years, the limited amount of longitudinal… CONTINUE READING