Assessing F0 patterns in infant-directed speech:

Abstract

This paper reports an attempt to detect possible regularities in the patterns of F0contours typically occurring in infant-directed speech (IDS). Since 8-months old infants can detect syllable-like structures on the basis of their transitional probabilities (Saffran, Aslin, & Newport, 1996) and also show a general preference for F0 modulations characteristic… (More)

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