The comparison of vowel space in infant-directed speech and read speech

Abstract

Infant-directed speech contains modifications, which (in contrast to adult-directed speech (ADS)), includes syntactic and semantic simplifications [1, 2], as well as overemphasised intonation contours, decelerated rate of speech and increased pitch (F0) [3, 4, 5]. Studies on the acoustic properties of infant-directed speech (IDS) have also shown that acoustic changes such as broader range in F0 and more increased F0 in speech to infants are observable in diverse languages including in tonal and non-tonal languages [5, 6, 7, 8].

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@inproceedings{Kangatharan2013TheCO, title={The comparison of vowel space in infant-directed speech and read speech}, author={Jayanthiny Kangatharan and Maria Uther and Fernand Gobet}, year={2013} }