Exploring the association of infant temperament on maternal fundamental frequency contours

Alix J. Woolard, Titia Benders, Linda E. Campbell, Frini Karayanidis, Joerg Mattes, Vanessa E. Murphy, Olivia Whalen, Alison E. Lane

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Abstract

The current study looked at the association between infant temperament and mothers’ infant-directed speech regarding adaptations to fundamental frequency (F0) contours. F0 contours regulate infant attention and affect, and are classified into four contours: rising, bell-shaped, slowly-falling, and rapidly-falling. Eight mother-infant dyads were recruited and participated in a 15-minute play interaction, and mothers’ F0 contours were extracted. Infant temperament was assessed using the Temperamental Adjective Triad Assessment. Significant correlations were found between infant approach and rising contours, and infant mood and slowly-falling contours, suggesting evidence of a relationship between infant temperament and mother’s F0 contours.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Sixteenth Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology
EditorsChristopher Carignan, Michael D. Tyler
Place of PublicationCanberra, ACT
PublisherAustralasian Speech Science and Technology Association (ASSTA)
Pages229-232
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventAustralasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (16th : 2016) - Parramatta, Australia
Duration: 6 Dec 20169 Dec 2016
Conference number: 16th

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology
PublisherAustralasian Speech Science and Technology Association (ASSTA)
ISSN (Electronic)2207-1296

Conference

ConferenceAustralasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (16th : 2016)
Abbreviated titleSST2016
CountryAustralia
CityParramatta
Period6/12/169/12/16

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Woolard, A. J., Benders, T., Campbell, L. E., Karayanidis, F., Mattes, J., Murphy, V. E., ... Lane, A. E. (2016). Exploring the association of infant temperament on maternal fundamental frequency contours. In C. Carignan, & M. D. Tyler (Eds.), Proceedings of the Sixteenth Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (pp. 229-232). (Proceedings of the Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology). Canberra, ACT: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association (ASSTA).