Prosody in production at the onset of word use: A cross-linguistic study

  title={Prosody in production at the onset of word use: A cross-linguistic study},
  author={Rory A. DePaolis and Marilyn M. Vihman and Sari Kunnari},
  journal={J. Phonetics},
An investigation of the acoustic correlates of prosody in infant disyllabic vocalizations was undertaken on the basis of data from 10 each of Americanand Finnishand five each of Frenchand Welsh-learning infants at the onset of word use (10–18 months). The 639 disyllables were analyzed acoustically for duration, intensity and fundamental frequency (f0). The infants differed in their production patterns with regard to all three acoustic cues, although they agreed in exhibiting high variability in… CONTINUE READING


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