French native speakers in the making: from language-general to language-specific voicing boundaries.

Abstract

By examining voice onset time (VOT) discrimination in 4- and 8-month-olds raised in a French-speaking environment, the current study addresses the question of the role played by linguistic experience in the reshaping of the initial perceptual abilities. Results showed that the language-general -30- and +30-ms VOT boundaries are better discriminated than the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jecp.2009.07.005

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@article{Hoonhorst2009FrenchNS, title={French native speakers in the making: from language-general to language-specific voicing boundaries.}, author={Ingrid Hoonhorst and C{\'e}cile Colin and E. Markessis and Monique Radeau and Paul Deltenre and Willy Serniclaes}, journal={Journal of experimental child psychology}, year={2009}, volume={104 4}, pages={353-66} }