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ERIC Number: EJ828324
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1525-0008
The Influence of Mouthing on Infant Vocalization
Fagan, Mary K.; Iverson, Jana M.
Infancy, v11 n2 p191-202 May 2007
Although vocalization and mouthing are behaviors frequently performed by infants, little is known about the characteristics of vocalizations that occur with objects, hands, or fingers in infants' mouths. The purpose of this research was to investigate characteristics of vocalizations associated with mouthing in 6 to 9-month-old infants during play with a primary caregiver. Results suggest that mouthing may influence the phonetic characteristics of vocalizations by introducing vocal tract closure and variation in consonant production. (Contains 1 table and 5 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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