ERIC Number: EJ457601
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
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The Role of Stress and Position in Determining First Words.
Echols, Catharine H.; Newport, Elissa L.
Language Acquisition, v2 n3 p189-220 1992
The possibility that perceptual predispositions may assist young language learners in the initial identification of words in speech was investigated in a corpus of early words. Results suggest that syllables that are stressed or final in adult speech are particularly salient to young children and likely to be extracted and included in first productions. (80 references) Author/LB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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