Computational simulation of CV combination preferences in babbling

@article{Nam2013ComputationalSO,
  title={Computational simulation of CV combination preferences in babbling},
  author={Hosung Nam and Louis M. Goldstein and Sara Giulivi and Andrea G. Levitt and Douglas H. Whalen},
  journal={Journal of phonetics},
  year={2013},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={63-77}
}
There is a tendency for spoken consonant-vowel (CV) syllables, in babbling in particular, to show preferred combinations: labial consonants with central vowels, alveolars with front, and velars with back. This pattern was first described by MacNeilage and Davis, who found the evidence compatible with their "frame-then-content" (F/C) model. F/C postulates that CV syllables in babbling are produced with no control of the tongue (and therefore effectively random tongue positions) but systematic… CONTINUE READING
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