Speech perception in early infancy: perceptual constancy for spectrally dissimilar vowel categories.

@article{Kuhl1979SpeechPI,
  title={Speech perception in early infancy: perceptual constancy for spectrally dissimilar vowel categories.},
  author={Patricia K. Kuhl},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  year={1979},
  volume={66 6},
  pages={
          1668-79
        }
}
  • Patricia K. Kuhl
  • Published in
    The Journal of the Acoustical…
    1979
  • Physics, Medicine
  • While numerous studies on infant perception demonstrate the infant's ability to discriminate individual speech-sound pairs, very few demonstrate the infant's ability to recognize the similarity among phonetic units when they occur in different phonetic contexts, in different positions in a syllable, or when they are spoken by different talkers. In two studies, six-month-old infants demonstrated the ability to distinguish two spectrally dissimilar vowel categories (/a/ and /i/) in which the… CONTINUE READING

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