A perceptual equivalent of the labial-coronal effect in the first year of life.

@article{Nazzi2009APE,
  title={A perceptual equivalent of the labial-coronal effect in the first year of life.},
  author={Thierry Nazzi and Josiane Bertoncini and Ranka Bijeljac-Babic},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  year={2009},
  volume={126 3},
  pages={1440-6}
}
Several studies have investigated infants' acquisition of the phonological (prosodic or phonotactic) regularities of their native language at the lexical level, by showing that infants around 910 months of age start preferring lists of words that have a more versus less frequent phonological structure. The present study investigates whether a similar acquisition pattern of preferences can be found for labial-coronal (LC) words over coronal-labial (CL) words, a bias classically interpreted in… CONTINUE READING

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