The developing role of prosody in novel word interpretation.


This study examined whether children use prosodic correlates to word meaning when interpreting novel words. For example, do children infer that a word spoken in a deep, slow, loud voice refers to something larger than a word spoken in a high, fast, quiet voice? Participants were 4- and 5-year-olds who viewed picture pairs that varied along a single… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jecp.2010.09.005

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