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ERIC Number: EJ470819
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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ISSN: ISSN-0097-8507
Adaptation to Language: Evidence from Babbling and First Words in Four Languages.
De Boysson-Bardies, Benedicte; Vihman, Marilyn May
Language, v67 n2 p297-39 Jun 1991
Examines whether systematic differences exist in babbling and first words of infants from different language backgrounds (English, French, Japanese and Swedish) and asks whether differences result from the phonetic structure of the languages. Statistically significant differences discerned in the babbling phonetic selection indicates that phonetic selection arises from the phonetic pattern of the ambient language. (Contains 34 references.) (JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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