The developing role of prosody in novel word interpretation.

Abstract

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

4 Figures and Tables