Evidence for language-specific rhythmic influences in the reduplicative babbling of French- and English-learning infants.

@article{Levitt1991EvidenceFL,
  title={Evidence for language-specific rhythmic influences in the reduplicative babbling of French- and English-learning infants.},
  author={Andrea Levitt and Qi Wang},
  journal={Language and speech},
  year={1991},
  volume={34 ( Pt 3)},
  pages={235-49}
}
The reduplicative babbling of five French- and five English-learning infants was examined for evidence of language-specific rhythmic patterns. Three types of patterns were examined: final-syllable lengthening, timing of nonfinal syllables, and number of syllables per utterance. Both English and French exhibit final-syllable lengthening but, because of… CONTINUE READING