Interpretation of contrastive pitch accent in six- to eleven-year-old English-speaking children (and adults).

@article{Ito2014InterpretationOC,
  title={Interpretation of contrastive pitch accent in six- to eleven-year-old English-speaking children (and adults).},
  author={Kiwako Ito and Sarah Bibyk and Laura Wagner and Shari R. Speer},
  journal={Journal of child language},
  year={2014},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={84-110}
}
Both off-line and on-line comprehension studies suggest not only toddlers and preschoolers, but also older school-age children have trouble interpreting contrast-marking pitch prominence. To test whether children achieve adult-like proficiency in processing contrast-marking prosody during school years, an eye-tracking experiment examined the effect of accent on referential resolution in six- to eleven-year-old children and adults. In all age groups, a prominent accent facilitated the detection… CONTINUE READING

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