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ERIC Number: EJ1258367
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-0009
Perception of Sibilant-Liquid Phonotactic Frequency in Full-Term and Preterm Infants
Henrikson, Brenna; Seidl, Amanda; Soderstrom, Melanie
Journal of Child Language, v47 n4 p893-907 Jul 2020
We examined full-term and preterm infants' perception of frequent and infrequent phonotactic pairings involving sibilants and liquids. Infants were tested on their preference for syllables with onsets involving /s/ or /?/ followed by /l/ or /r/ using the Headturn Preference Procedure. Full-term infants preferred the frequent to the infrequent phonotactic pairings at 9 months, but not at either younger or older ages. Evidence was inconclusive regarding a possible difference between full-term and preterm samples; however, limitations on the preterm sample size limited our power to detect differences. Preference for the frequent pairing was not related to later vocabulary development.
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Language: English
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