ERIC Number: EJ496322
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
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Duration of Function-Word Vowels in Mothers' Speech to Young Children.
Swanson, Lori A.; Leonard, Laurence B.
Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, v37 n6 p1394-1405 Dec 1994
Mothers in 22 mother-child dyads read 5 experimental stories aloud to their children and to an adult during which the durations of 7 function-word vowels were measured. Only function-word vowels in the final position (rather than initial or medial) were significantly longer in child-directed rather than adult-directed speech. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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