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ERIC Number: EJ143367
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1976
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The Discrimination of Foreign Speech Contrasts by Infants and Adults
Trehub, Sandra E.
Child Development, 47, 2, 466-472, Jun 76
Infants 5-17 weeks of age were presented with foreign sounds which were contingent upon their nonnutritive sucking. Significant differences were found for experimental versus control (no sound change) subjects. It was found that adults achieved perfect accuracy with English contrasts but readily confused the foreign contrasts. (Author/SB)
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