The developing role of prosody in novel word interpretation.

@article{Herold2011TheDR,
  title={The developing role of prosody in novel word interpretation.},
  author={Debora S. Herold and Lynne C. Nygaard and Kelly A Chicos and Laura L. Namy},
  journal={Journal of experimental child psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={108 2},
  pages={229-41}
}
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… CONTINUE READING