Development and phonetic differentiation of speech movement patterns.

  title={Development and phonetic differentiation of speech movement patterns.},
  author={Lisa Goffman and Anne Smith},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance},
  volume={25 3},
It is often hypothesized that speech production units are less distinctive in young children and that generalized movement primitives, or templates, serve as a base on which distinctive, mature templates are later elaborated. This hypothesis was examined by analyzing the shape and stability of single close-open speech movements of the lower lip recorded in 4-year-old, 7-year-old, and adult speakers during production of utterances that varied in only a single phoneme. To assess the presence of a… CONTINUE READING

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