The interaction between acoustic salience and language experience in developmental speech perception: evidence from nasal place discrimination.

@article{Narayan2010TheIB,
  title={The interaction between acoustic salience and language experience in developmental speech perception: evidence from nasal place discrimination.},
  author={Chandan R. Narayan and Janet F. Werker and Patrice Speeter Beddor},
  journal={Developmental science},
  year={2010},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={407-420}
}
Previous research suggests that infant speech perception reorganizes in the first year: young infants discriminate both native and non-native phonetic contrasts, but by 10-12 months difficult non-native contrasts are less discriminable whereas performance improves on native contrasts. In the current study, four experiments tested the hypothesis that, in addition to the influence of native language experience, acoustic salience also affects the perceptual reorganization that takes place in… CONTINUE READING
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