ERIC Number: EJ288302
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1983
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Linguistic Experience Modifies Lexical Stress Perception.
Allen, George D.
Journal of Child Language, v10 n3 p535-49 Oct 1983
Sensitivity to differences in lexical stress was studied in monolingual French-, German-, and Swedish-speaking four- and five-year-olds. For most discriminations the older children performed better, but for a trisyllabic discrimination not found in French, the older children performed less well, supporting an attunement theory of language acquisition. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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