Phonotactic cues for segmentation of fluent speech by infants

  title={Phonotactic cues for segmentation of fluent speech by infants},
  author={Sven L. Mattys and Peter W. Jusczyk},
There is growing evidence that infants become sensitive to the probabilistic phonotactics of their ambient language sometime during the second half of their first year. The present study investigates whether 9-month-olds make use of phonotactic cues to segment words from fluent speech. Using the Headturn Preference Procedure, we found that infants listened to a CVC stimulus longer when the stimulus previously appeared in a sentential context with good phonotactic cues than when it appeared in… CONTINUE READING
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