ERIC Number: ED067964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Effect of Age, Native Language, and Instruction on Speech Sound Discrimination. Final Report.
Jenkins, James J.
The experiments described in this report seek to investigate the characteristics of speech perception using an approach which considers the development of the perception of "voicing," both as it occurs naturally and as it might occur in the laboratory. Investigating voicing discrimination and perception training among adults, infants, and children, the various experiments seek to determine to what extent the human being is "preprogramed" to make voicing distinctions and to what extent that ability is acquired, whether acquired discriminations are fixed for life or are malleable, whether malleability is a function of age, and whether training techniques can be found which will give an English speaker the ability to make the discriminations the Thai speaker makes. (VM)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Artificial Speech, Auditory Discrimination, Auditory Perception, Bilingualism, Computers, Electronic Equipment, English, Experiments, Language, Language Acquisition, Language Instruction, Language Research, Language Universals, Phonemes, Phonology, Sound Spectrographs, Speech, Thai
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Research in Human Learning.