Infant perception of non-native consonant contrasts that adults assimilate in different ways.

@article{Best2003InfantPO,
  title={Infant perception of non-native consonant contrasts that adults assimilate in different ways.},
  author={C T Best and Gerald McRoberts},
  journal={Language and speech},
  year={2003},
  volume={46 Pt 2-3},
  pages={
          183-216
        }
}
Numerous findings suggest that non-native speech perception undergoes dramatic changes before the infant's first birthday. Yet the nature and cause of these changes remain uncertain. We evaluated the predictions of several theoretical accounts of developmental change in infants' perception of non-native consonant contrasts. Experiment 1 assessed English-learning infants' discrimination of three isiZulu distinctions that American adults had categorized and discriminated quite differently… CONTINUE READING

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