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ERIC Number: EJ643714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0010-0277
Infant Sensitivity to Distributional Information Can Affect Phonetic Discrimination.
Maye, Jessica; Werker, Janet F.; Gerken, LouAnn
Cognition, v82 n3 pB101-B111 Jan 2002
Familiarized 6- and 8-month-olds with speech sounds from a phonetic continuum, exhibiting a bimodal or unimodal frequency distribution. Found that only infants in the bimodal condition discriminated tokens from the endpoints of the continuum. Results demonstrate that infants are sensitive to the statistical distribution of speech sounds in the input language and that this sensitivity influences speech perception. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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