Cross-language speech perception: Initial capabilities and developmental change.

@article{Werker1988CrosslanguageSP,
  title={Cross-language speech perception: Initial capabilities and developmental change.},
  author={Janet F. Werker and Christopher E Lalonde},
  journal={Developmental Psychology},
  year={1988},
  volume={24},
  pages={672-683}
}
This article reports three studies designed to increase our understanding of developmental changes in cross-language speech perception. In the first study, we compared adult speakers of English and Hindi on their ability to discriminate pairings from a synthetic voiced, unaspirated place-of-articulation continuum. Results indicated that English listeners discriminate two categories (ba vs. (Ja), whereas Hindi listeners discriminate three (ba vs. da, and da vs. Da). We then used stimuli from… 

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