Four-Month-Old Infants Prefer to Listen to Motherese ”

  title={Four-Month-Old Infants Prefer to Listen to Motherese ”},
  author={Anne and FERNALD},
  • Anne, FERNALD
  • Published 2004
The speech register used by adults with infants and young children, known OS motherese. is linguisticolly simplified and characterized by high pitch ond exoggerated intonation. This study investigated infant selective listening to motherese speech. The hypothesis tested wos that infants would choose to listen more often to motherese when given the choice between o variety of noturof infontdirected and adult-directed speech samples spoken by four women unfomilior to the subiects. Forty-eight… CONTINUE READING
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