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ERIC Number: EJ1170356
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0305-0009
He Said, She Said: Effects of Bilingualism on Cross-Talker Word Recognition in Infancy
Singh, Leher
Journal of Child Language, v45 n2 p498-510 Mar 2018
The purpose of the current study was to examine effects of bilingual language input on infant word segmentation and on talker generalization. In the present study, monolingually and bilingually exposed infants were compared on their abilities to recognize familiarized words in speech and to maintain generalizable representations of familiarized words. Words were first presented in the context of sentences to infants and then presented to infants in isolation during a test phase. During test, words were produced by a talker of the same gender and by a talker of the opposite gender. Results demonstrated that both bilingual and monolingual infants were able to recognize familiarized words to a comparable degree. Moreover, both bilingual and monolingual infants recognized words in spite of talker variation. Results demonstrated robust word recognition and talker generalization in monolingual and bilingual infants at 8 months of age.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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