Phonetic specificity in early lexical acquisition: new evidence from consonants in coda positions.

@article{Nazzi2009PhoneticSI,
  title={Phonetic specificity in early lexical acquisition: new evidence from consonants in coda positions.},
  author={Thierry Nazzi and Josiane Bertoncini},
  journal={Language and speech},
  year={2009},
  volume={52 Pt 4},
  pages={463-80}
}
Use of precise consonantal information while learning new words has been established for onset consonants in previous studies, which showed that infants as young as 16 to 20 months of age can simultaneously learn two new words that differ only by a syllable-initial consonant (Havy & Nazzi, 2009; Nazzi, 2005; Nazzi & New, 2007; Werker, Fennell, Corcoran, & Stager, 2002). However, there is no systematic evidence to show whether specific phonetic information in other positions within the syllable… CONTINUE READING