ERIC Number: EJ623746
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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Prosodic Correlates of Stress in Babbling: An Acoustical Study.
Davis, Barbara L.; MacNeilage, Peter F.; Matyear, Christine L.; Powell, Julia K.
Child Development, v71 n5 p1258-70 Sep-Oct 2000
Compared disyllabic sequences from infants and adults according to their use of frequency, intensity, and duration to mark stress. Concluded that infants in English language environments produce adult-like stress patterns before they produce lexical items, which specify stress. Acoustic and perceptual analyses indicated infants use three acoustic correlates of stress in individual syllables in a manner similar to adults. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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