Perception of linguistic rhythm by newborn infants

@inproceedings{Ramus2000PerceptionOL,
  title={Perception of linguistic rhythm by newborn infants},
  author={Franck Ramus},
  year={2000}
}
Previous studies have shown that newborn infants are able to discriminate between certain languages, and it has been suggested that they do so by categorizing varieties of speech rhythm. However, in order to confirm this hypothesis, it is necessary to show that language discrimination is still performed by newborns when all speech cues other than rhythm are removed. Here, we conducted a series of experiments assessing discrimination between Dutch and Japanese by newborn infants, using a speech… CONTINUE READING

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