Syntactic, semantic, and rhythmic influences on children's and adults' motor programming of speech.

@article{Abbeduto1987SyntacticSA,
  title={Syntactic, semantic, and rhythmic influences on children's and adults' motor programming of speech.},
  author={Leonard J Abbeduto},
  journal={Journal of psycholinguistic research},
  year={1987},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={201-21}
}
The influence of linguistic and paralinguistic structure on speech motor programming was investigated for 5-year-olds, 8-year-olds, and adults. Subjects repeated verbal stimuli, each at maximum rate on numerous consecutive trials. It was hypothesized that structure in an utterance would allow a speaker to organize its motor program more efficiently than would be possible for an otherwise identical utterance that lacked such structure, although the types of structure employed might change with… CONTINUE READING