Ambient language effects on babbling : pitch contours in Swedish and American 12-and 18-month-olds

  • Eeva Koponen
  • Published 2002


Results of a previous listening test have indicated that tonal word accent contours present in 12and 18-monthers’ babbling may provide listeners with perceptually reliable cues to ambient language. In particular, Swedish 18and, to some extent, 12-monthers were judged to produce more grave accent-like vocalizations than were American English children in the… (More)

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