Fourteen-month-olds pay attention to vowels in novel words.

@article{Mani2008FourteenmontholdsPA,
  title={Fourteen-month-olds pay attention to vowels in novel words.},
  author={Nivedita Mani and Kim Plunkett},
  journal={Developmental science},
  year={2008},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={53-9}
}
Recent research has shown that infants are sensitive to mispronunciations of words when tested using a preferential looking task. The results of these studies indicate that infants are able to access the phonological detail of words when engaged in lexical recognition. However, most of this work has focused on mispronunciations of consonants in familiar and novel words. Very little is known about the role that vowels play in constraining lexical access during the early stages of lexical… CONTINUE READING

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