ERIC Number: EJ641691
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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When Half a Word Is Enough: Infants Can Recognize Spoken Words Using Partial Phonetic Information.
Fernald, Anne; Swingley, Daniel; Pinto, John P.
Child Development, v72 n4 p1003-15 Jul-Aug 2001
Two experiments tracked infants' eye movements to examine use of word-initial information to understand fluent speech. Results indicated that 21- and 18-month-olds recognized partial words as quickly and reliably as whole words. Infants' productive vocabulary and reaction time were related to word recognition accuracy. Results show that second-year infants can process speech incrementally even before entering the vocabulary spurt. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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